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General Atomics Completes Fabrication and Testing of First ITER Central Solenoid Module

After nearly five years of fabrication and a battery of rigorous testing and troubleshooting, General Atomics (GA) has completed the first major milestone in one of the United States’ largest contributions to the ITER fusion project in France....
4-Feb-2021 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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DIII-D Scientists to Work with PPPL to Find a Path to Sustained Fusion Energy

Researchers from the DIII-D National Fusion Facility are preparing to support their colleagues at the National Spherical Tokamak Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) at the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in a...
22-Oct-2020 6:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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DIII-D Researchers Use Machine Learning to Steer Fusion Plasmas Near Operational Limits

Researchers at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility recently achieved a scientific first when they used machine learning calculations to automatically prevent fusion plasma disruptions in real time, while simultaneously optimizing the plasma for peak...
30-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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DIII-D National Fusion Facility Receives Five-Year Funding Award from Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has finalized a five-year cooperative agreement with General Atomics to operate the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, the country's largest magnetic fusion research facility.
8-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Recent Breakthrough on DIII-D Enables Major Step Toward Economical Fusion Energy

“Super H Mode” experiments demonstrate record fusion performance
28-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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General Atomics Physicist at White House Energy Summit

Speaking at the White House Summit on Nuclear Energy today, physicist Dr. Christina Back of General Atomics (GA) highlighted the urgency of developing next-generation fast-gas reactors with new materials to enhance safety and ensure energy security.
6-Nov-2015 6:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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