It takes incredibly high temperatures, hotter than the center of the sun, for us to successfully achieve fusion. One can say that the Chalmers research students Ola Embréus and Linnea Hesslow are trying to harvest stars here on earth. Now they have taken us one step closer to a functional fusion reactor.
Although the vacuum chamber in the British fusion reactor JET has a wall made of solid metal, it can melt if it gets hit by a beam of runaway electrons. It is these runaway elementary particles that doctoral students Linnea Hesslow and Ola Embréus have successfully identified and decelerated.
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