November 2019

Tracking tungsten

Supercomputer simulations provide a snapshot of how plasma reacts with – and can damage – components in large fusion reactors.

September 2017

Dramatic flares

Supercomputing aids experiments in sorting out the hidden mechanics of magnetic field reconnection, a key factor in solar storms and fusion energy reactors.

May 2011

Sun-power seed

Scientists studying the complex, blindingly fast reactions behind fusion energy are clamoring for more powerful machines.

September 2009

Edgy energy

Huge simulations are illuminating one of the mysteries of fusion energy: how conditions on the edge of a super-hot plasma cloud influence events in the cloud core.