A worldwide effort to make fusion a reliable energy source could move closer to reality with the help of two Auburn University physics professors who were recently awarded nearly $900,000 in research grant funds from the U.S. Department of Energy.

David Ennis and Stuart Loch from Auburn’s Department of Physics in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM, have been selected as recipients of a competitive $879,826 grant from the Department of Energy that will run through June 30, 2022. The project is a collaboration between Auburn plasma physicists and the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, located in San Diego, California, designed to develop fusion energy by utilizing ultraviolet spectroscopy to accurately measure the amount of tungsten in the plasma edge.


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