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Superconductors for a fusion reactor in next 15 years

by Futures Centre, Mar 9
1 minute read

Scientists from MIT are working in collaboration with a private company, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, to put fusion power on the grid within 15 years. The project takes a new approach, using a new class of high-temperature superconductors to create the first fusion reactor that produces more energy than needs to be inputted. The team plans to use new superconducting materials to produce ultra-powerful magnets that can help reduce the timeframe required for completion.



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