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CFS Blazes Path to Fusion Power with Powerful Magnet and $1.8 Billion Funding 

With more than $1.8 billion in blue-ribbon investor funding and successful demonstrations of the practicality of a record-powerful magnet, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, a spinoff from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is trailblazing a path toward commercializing fusion energy. It plans to reach the long-coveted destination in the early 2030s. Two big steps were accomplished recently – one involves money, the other technology using high-temperature superconducting tape. […]

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SHI Cryogenics America Names Derakhshan President

Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc., a provider of cryocoolers for superconducting magnets in magnetic resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance equipment, has promoted Mark Derakhshan to president and chief executive officer.   He succeeds David Dedman, who retired, and will […]

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Bilfinger Noell Producing Superconductor Magnet Systems for Major Research Projects

With groundbreaking new superconducting and fundamental scientific projects underway at major research facilities, Bilfinger Noell of Germany is playing a leading role in providing the sophisticated magnetics engineering expertise that is needed for them. The latest is […]

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Development of a High-Field, Non-Insulated, High Temperature Superconducting Magnet for Fusion Research and Other Applications

By Dr. Zbigniew Piec and Thomas W. Overton  Recent advances in superconductor technology, especially high-temperature superconductors (HTS), have revolutionized industries from defense and transportation to energy, medicine, and basic science. Magnets employing superconducting (SC) material in their windings can […]