The U.S. Burning Plasma Organization (USBPO) is a national organization of scientists and engineers involved in researching the properties of magnetically confined burning fusion plasmas.
© 2018, ITER Organization

  • Congratulations to Amanda Hubbard!
  • FESAC Long-Range Plan presented to community
  • Looking for a few good people
  • Research Highlights:
     Overview and status of the Material Plasma
     Exposure eXperiment (MPEX)

© 2020, ITER Organization
  • Upcoming, April 20, 2021: Bringing Fusion to the U.S. Grid
    The chair and panel members of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) study panel on Bringing Fusion to the U.S. Grid present an overview of this important report.  For more information click here.
  • April 30, 2020: Community Plan for Fusion Energy: Summary of key outcomes of APS-DPP Community Planning Process
    The APS-DPP Community Planning Process was successfully completed this winter and its report has been transmitted to FESAC. A summary of the key elements of the strategic plan, particularly those which involve Fusion Science and Technology (MFE and Fusion Materials and Technology), since burning plasma research is integral to this path, will be presented by Nathan Howard.
  • U.S. Fusion Outreach Group
    Please join the U.S. Fusion Outreach Team! This is a national group of fusion scientists, teachers, students, and fusion advocates in general to provide a unified platform for national magnetic fusion outreach effort.

The Wendelstein 7 X stellarator achieved its First Plasma milestone on 10 December 2015. The accuracy of the magnet system was verified by electron-beam field mapping and expected island structures were observed. The first plasma consisted of Helium and reached about 1 million degrees Celsius. (Photos: IPP)

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