PPPL'S NATIONAL SPHERICAL TORUS EXPERIMENT (NSTX).
NSTX, A MAGNETIC FUSION DEVICE CONSTRUCTED BY PPPL IN COLLABORATION WITH OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB, COLUMBIA UNIV. AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WA , OBTAINED FIRST PLASMA FEB. 12, 1999. NSTX WILL BE USED TO STUDY PHYSICS PRINCIPLES OF SPHERICALLY SHAPED PLASMAS-HOT IONIZED GASES IN WHICH NUCLEAR FUSION WILL OCCUR UNDER THE RIGHT CONDITIONS OF TEMPERATURE, DENSITY AND CONFINEMENT IN A MAGNETIC FIELD. SCIENTISTS FEEL THAT FUSION, THE ENERGY SOURCE OF THE SUN AND ALL STARS, CAN PROVIDE AN INEXHAUSTIBEL, SAFE, AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND SOURCE OF ENERGY.
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