#US-#China collaboration makes excellent start in optimizing #Lithium to control plasma
For fusion to generate substantial energy, the ultra-hot plasma that fuels fusion reactions must remain stable and kept from cooling. Researchers have recently shown #Lithium, a soft, silver-white metal, to be effective in both respects during path-setting #US – #Chinese experiments on the Experimental Advanced Superconducting #Tokamak (EAST) in Hefei, #China. Leading the U.S. collaboration is the U.S. Department of Energy’s (#DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), together with co-principal investigators Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, with Johns Hopkins University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scientists from General Atomics also participate via a separate grant.