Friday, October 2, 2009
Princeton Physics Plasma Laboratory
The director of the Princeton Physics Plasma Laboratory, Stewart Prager, gave today an overview presentation about the research carried out in the institution. They design and construct tokamaks for nuclear fusion and collaborate with other institutions and projects such as ITER.. After seeing the steady progress in this research field, I am much more optimistic about the feasibility to have one day a commercial energy generator plant based in nuclear fusion. Something that also called me the attention was the importance of Lithium as coating material for the inner surfaces of the plasma chamber.