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Au Revoir MAST

Rezwan Razani - September 27, 2013

Today is the last day for the spherical tokamak MAST in England. Don’t panic! “The successor is in preparation with a revolutionary design.”

What’s a MAST

It’s the Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak or MAST experiment.  It is a nuclear fusion experiment in operation at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Culham, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom as of December 1999.

Thanks Rodolphe D’Inca for alerting us. 

MAST Transition Tweets

What Will the Upgrade Do?

A video

And check out this video uploaded on Oct 30, 2009
High time resolution video of a MAST plasma showing the L-H transition (transition from low to high quality confinement) and ELMs (a form of instability in the plasma).

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