One step closer to fusion power

Published on Jan 21, 2016 by MIT

For the first time, researchers show two types of turbulence within plasma that cause significant heat loss. Solving this problem could take the world a step closer to fusion power which has the promise of limitless and relatively clean energy. (Learn more: http://mitsha.re/XmrC3)

Video produced and edited: Melanie Gonick/MIT

Plasma simulations and Alcator C-Mod footage: Nathan Howard/MIT PSFC and J. Candy/General Atomics
Music sampled from “Rewound” by Chris Zabriskie