March 13, 2007

Helically Symmetric eXperiment (HSX) at UW More Efficient than Previous Stellarators
A research team, headed by electrical and computer engineering Professor David Anderson and research assistant John Canik at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently proved that the Helically Symmetric eXperiment (HSX) can overcome a major barrier in plasma research: Previous stellarators lost too much energy to reach the high temperatures needed for fusion.