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Are researcher closer to producing more reliable plasma for fusion reactions?.

Ebrahimi, who reported the work in May in a paper titled, "Nonlinear reconnecting edge localized modes in current-carrying plasmas" in the journal Physics of Plasmas, achieved the results through nonlinear simulation of the instability. "This research both reproduces and explains the burst-like, or quasi-periodic, behavior of ELMS," said Ebrahimi. "If it occurs in large tokamaks in the future, these bursts could damage some of the machine's internal components. Understanding them could help scientists prevent that damage.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170824151000.htm

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Yes, they are.
We read something the other day in one of your posts about their ability to shut down fusion reactions when they become unstable, eliminating possible damage to the reactor.
As I recall, they said it happens in something like a millionth of a second.
I think they're getting pretty close to becoming a reality.

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