Plasma Science & Fusion Center

Plasma Science & Fusion Center

The Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) seeks to provide research and educational opportunities for expanding the scientific understanding of the physics of plasmas, the "fourth state of matter," and to use that knowledge to develop useful applications.  PSFC’s mission is to create a scientific and engineering base for the development of fusion power.  The Plasma Science and Fusion Center is recognized as the leading university laboratory in developing the scientific and engineering aspects of magnetic confinement fusion and related plasma science and technology. Its research programs continue to produce significant results in several areas:

  • Experimental confinement research on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak
  • The basic physics of plasmas
  • A broad program of fusion technology and engineering development
  • A program of research on the physics of beams and the generation of coherent electromagnetic radiation
  • A growing involvement with environmental monitoring and waste treatment using plasmas

 

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