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AI Breakthrough Offers Solution to Fusion Energy Challenge: Study

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the pursuit of fusion energy by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle a longstanding challenge.

Fusion energy, touted as a clean and abundant energy source, has faced hurdles in maintaining sustained fusion reactions due to plasma instabilities.

However, researchers from Princeton University and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have reported in Nature that their AI system can forecast and prevent these instabilities in real-time.

By conducting experiments at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego, the team demonstrated the AI controller’s ability to anticipate potential plasma tearing up to 300 milliseconds in advance, ensuring uninterrupted fusion reactions.

This advancement marks a crucial step forward in nuclear fusion, offering increased confidence in the feasibility of continuous fusion energy production.

Source:Oman News Agency