MIT Scientists Report 'Major Advance' In Fusion Energy
Vice · September 10, 2021
"A future powered by fusion energy is closer than ever before," reports Vice on last week’s success test by the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center and spinout Commonwealth Fusion Systems of a key component of their fusion reactor: a magnet with a strength of 20 tesla.
Fusion gets closer with successful test of new kind of magnet at MIT start-up backed by Bill Gates
CNBC · September 8, 2021
On September 5, 2021, for the first time, a large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet was ramped up to a field strength of 20 tesla, the most powerful magnetic field of its kind ever created on Earth.
Cambridge startup takes big step toward clean fusion power
The Boston Globe · September 8, 2021
The MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center and spinout Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) successfully tested the world’s most powerful superconducting magnet, capable of containing the immense energy of a fusion reaction, while consuming far less power than earlier magnets.