One of those, however, has been in the Obama administration's cross-hairs: MIT's Alcator
He is professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is also coprincipal of the Alcator
Project in the Plasma Science and Fusion Center.
Becci Lewis (pictured), from Cardiff University, won a Nintendo Wii Sports from Alcator
But Bruno Coppi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology argues that experimentation with deuterium and helium-3 could be done in some current mainstream experiments--MIT's Alcator
, for example.
The document indicates that the NDCX-II at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory would not be operated in FY 2015 and that Alcator
C-Mod at MIT would close in late FY 2016.
He and his MIT team designed, built, and operate the Alcator
C-Mod tokamak, whose plasmas, with temperatures reaching beyond 50 million degrees Celsius, are prototypical of a future fusion reactor.
The Bill provides $22,260,000 for operations and research on the Alcator
C-Mod at MIT.
S domestic fusion budget, including termination of funding for the Alcator
C-Mod experiment at MIT and reductions in the High Energy Density Laboratory Physics and theory programs.
The biggest domestic casualties in this allocation would be the Alcator
C-Mod program at MIT, which would decline from $28.
If the Administration's FY-2013 budget is implemented, the DOE will close a unique fusion experiment, the Alcator
machine at MIT, and the students and staff there will be dispersed.
fusion program, including an early closure of the Alcator
C-Mod tokamak at MIT.
The request proposes to shut down the Alcator
C-Mod facility and provides only enough funding for decommissioning and existing graduate students.