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Cooling the giant neutron microscope In the southern Swedish city of Lund, a pan-European consortium is building one of today’s largest research facilities, the European Spallation Source (ESS). Based on the world’s most powerful neutron source, the facility will serve as a massive laboratory for scientists working on research projects covering areas such as materials […]

Higher energy densities, longer discharges As planned the second experimental campaign of the world’s largest fusion experiment of the stellarator-type, the Wendelstein 7-X, was finished before Christmas 2017. All components functioned correctly and allowed the scientists to run the experiment with up to 75 Mega Joule for 30 seconds. The third and last part of […]