There is a joke about a fusion reactor schedule, which is popular and exhausted among fusion researchers: We can realize a fusion reactor just in 30 years—and it will be always 30 years in future.
Finally, now, the joke could be no longer correct. MIT research team announced that they developed ARC, which is a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor. ARC is from the initial word of affordable, robust, and compact. They say,
it’s one that might be realized in as little as a decade
But despite the difference in size and magnetic field strength, the proposed reactor, called ARC, is based on “exactly the same physics” as ITER, Whyte says. “We’re not extrapolating to some brand-new regime,”
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