Siberian scientists make injectors for state-of-the-art U.S. thermonuclear reactor

Siberian scientists make injectors for state-of-the-art U.S. thermonuclear reactorNovosibirsk scientists are expected by the year-end to complete their prototype of a plasma heating system to be used in the future U.S.-built thermonuclear reactor

Novosibirsk scientists at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics want by the year-end to complete their prototype of a plasma heating system to be used in the future thermonuclear reactor currently being designed by the U.S.? Tri Alpha Energy, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing a statement by Alexander Ivanov, the deputy CEO of the Siberian institute. Tri Alpha Energy, an American company with Rusnano president Anatoly Chubais on its board of directors, is reportedly developing a new thermonuclear synthesis technology focused on the interaction of the hydrogen and boron-11 atoms rather than the fusion of the deuterium and tritium ones. The reaction is said to first cause the creation of the carbon-12 nucleus and to then generate three helium-4 nuclei, and is believed to produce almost zero neutrons. Experts in the energy sector consider the method a technology of the future. The Siberian researchers are developing high power atomic injectors for this international project. ?This is an important component of the future thermonuclear reactors? To heat up plasma, one has to have a very powerful heating system enabling a plasma temperature boost to billions of degrees,? Mr...