Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Fusion Energy Sciences

Expanding the fundamental understanding of matter at very high temperatures and densities and to build the scientific foundation needed to develop a fusion energy source.

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Building the scientific foundation needed to develop a fusion energy source

The mission of the DOE Office of Science's Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program is to expand the fundamental understanding of matter at very high temperatures and densities and to build the scientific foundation needed to develop a fusion energy source.

The Los Alamos FES portfolio consists of experimental and theoretical programs ranging from discovery plasma science to high-power, long-pulse, and foundational burning plasma research.

Current major collaborations include:

  • divertor and edge plasma diagnostics on the new W7-X Stellarator facility at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald, Germany
  • a multi-lab-university effort to develop robust, high-fidelity simulation tools capable of predicting the plasma facing component (PFC) operating lifetime
  • the PFC impact on plasma contamination, recycling of hydrogenic species, and tritium retention in future magnetic fusion devices, with a focus on tungsten based material systems.  

Successful development will provide critical information needed to design a future Fusion Nuclear Science Facility planned after ITER.

 


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