Breakthrough in Z-pinch implosion stability opens new path to fusion

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161028115240.htm

Researchers have demonstrated improved control over and understanding of implosions in a Z-pinch, a particular type of magneto-inertial device that relies on the Lorentz force to compress plasma to fusion-relevant densities and temperatures. The breakthrough was enabled by unforeseen and entirely unexpected physics.

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