Compacting reactors could reduce the danger of excess heat for fusion power plants. Credit: MIT
New approach solves problem with excess heat for fusion power plants - science news - energy production

The development of real fusion power plants is facing several problems. For example: how to get rid of the excess heat that would cause structural damage to the plant?

Now, a group of scientists came up with a possible solution to this problem: using an innovative approach the scientists can compact fusion reactors using superconducting magnets.

The new design has several added advantages, like allowing the replacement of critical components, which is not possible in typical fusion plants designs.

Read the full story: MIT
Scientific publication: Fusion Engineering and Design