Annual Report 2000: Engineering InterAction
College of Engineering / University of Wisconsin-Madison

HSX Plasma Laboratory

The Dean's Message

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2000-2001 Industrial Advisory Board

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1999-2000 Financial Summary

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College Publications


David T. Anderson (Director)
1422 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1691

Tel: 608/262-0172
Fax: 608/262-1267

  • Examines various problems associated with using fusion on Earth to make a new energy source.

  • Operates a new $10 million research device called HSX, which will show the potential of this concept for fusion power generation.

  • Uses toroidal plasma magnetic confinement devices to create a series of closed toroidal magnetic surfaces or "bottles" used to confine and heat plasmas.


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Published: September 2000