100 million-degree fluid necessary for fusion

Plazma Inferno!

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Despite periodic breakthroughs, physicists have struggled to replicate the fusion reaction in the lab. During these fusion experiments, researchers have been frustrated by failing million-degree heating beams, destabilizing their fusion attempts before any energy is generated.
A team of scientists at Australian National University believe they solved the problem using fluid dynamics.
They have developed a model that simplifies how scientists explain and predict the behavior of the super-hot liquid hydrogen. The model makes sense of an unstable wave mode observed during the United States' largest fusion experiment, known as DIII-D.
The key to the model is that it attempts to explain the plasma's behavior by treating it as a liquid, instead of a collection of individual atoms.
Researchers believe their new model will ultimately offer a range of insights into the nature of plasma behavior and nuclear fusion.