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Unboxing a plasma injector: large pieces of the PI3 plasma chamber arrive at the General Fusion labs. The bell-shaped plasma chamber is in 3 sections, and will see temperatures up to 5 million degrees Celsius. #fusionenergy #plasma #lab #prototype #science #engineering #engineeringlife #cleanenergy #instaphysics #physics #research #explore #technology #innovation #cleantech #energy #electricity #PI3
Preparing the high voltage electrical connections for PI3. These connectors deliver the energy from the capacitor bank into the plasma, and must be able to handle tens of thousands of volts. #fusionenergy #plasma #lab #prototype #science #engineering #highvoltage #cleanenergy #instaphysics #physics #research #explore #technology #innovation #cleantech #energy #electricity #PI3
Science Versus Art. In 1704 Isaac Newton published “Opticks” – a book that analyzed the fundamental nature of light. A century later, Johann Goethe wrote the “Theory of Colours” in which he argued that the properties of light and color depend on the way it is perceived by humans. While the scientific basis of Goethe’s work was rejected by physicists, it was very influential in the arts community, particularly among pictorial artists such as Kandinsky. By combining 18th century enlightenment with 19th century romanticism, Goethe created a great example of science-based art. #physics #photooftheday #picoftheday #smile #instagood #elearning #highered #science #openscience #mindblown #todayilearned #instaphysics #scienceart #europe #statue #Goethe #Newton #art #scienceandart #Vienna #Austria #weekendtrip
Engineer Darren Ross inspects coatings on the outer electrode for PI3, the world's largest plasma injector. The ring in the foreground is one of the electromagnets that push the plasma into the chamber. #fusionenergy #plasma #lab #prototype #science #engineering #engineeringlife #cleanenergy #instaphysics #physics #research #explore #technology #innovation #cleantech #energy #electricity #PI3
Super Intelligence: Memory Music, Improve Memory and Concentration, Binaural Beats Focus Music. Greenred Productions meditation music with binaural beats (brainwave music) can work as sleep music, studying music, relaxing music and many more. #music #brain #learn #study #science #physics #quantum #quantumphysics #dnk #energy #instastudy #instaphysics #binuralsbeats #spirutal #world #galaxy #stars #helath #meditation #chants #mantra
Music can change your brain. Using music to learn a physical task develops an important part of the brain, according to a new stydy. #music #brain #learn #study #science #physics #quantum #quantumphysics #dnk #energy #instastudy #instaphysics #binuralsbeats #spirutal
The Magnus effect (often called the Magnus force and named after its 1852 discoverer Gustav Magnus) is a lift force of tremendous importance to all athletes who want to bend the flight of a ball. The Magnus Effect at work on a basketball being dropped into a dam #science #physics #basketball #magnus #gravity #dam #instascience #instaphysics #instanerd #nerd #nerds #instavideo #force #sports #amazing Via @xplainable
The plasma chamber on PI3 will be 2 metres across, that's 5x the diameter of our SPECTOR plasma injectors. To interface the plasma chamber (called the "flux conserver") with the plasma formation part of the machine, the transition flange (pictured here) seals tight between the two parts. #fusionenergy #plasma #lab #prototype #science #engineering #engineeringlife #cleanenergy #instaphysics #physics #research #explore #technology #innovation #cleantech #energy #electricity #PI3
Heute haben wir ein schönes Foto von unserer Glaskugel für euch. Darin kann jeder auch ganz ohne Turnkenntnisse mal einen Kopfstand machen. ;) Danke an @kinderberge für das Bild. . #experiminta #sciencecenter #ausstellung #glaskugel #dauerausstellung #kopfstand #repost #regram #experimentierstation #frankfurt #frankfurtammain #hessen #instafrankfurt #instamuseum #instaphysics #igersfrankfurt #museum #sciencemuseum #dieweltstehtkopf #dankefürdenbesuch
PI3, the world's largest plasma injector, is taking shape. This section is part of the inner electrode, which goes inside the machine and is used to form the plasma through a process called ionization. #fusionenergy #plasma #lab #prototype #science #engineering #engineeringlife #cleanenergy #instaphysics #physics #research #explore #technology #innovation #cleantech #energy #magnets
Playing in the Sun. Nuclear fusion within Sun’s core turns hydrogen into helium, releasing a large amount of energy. This energy is carried by photons, that travel from the core towards Sun’s surface. Photon’s path can be thought of as a ͞random walk͟ problem: every time an obstacle is encountered, the path is changed. It is estimated that it takes between 10 000 and 200 000 years for the photon to reach the Sun’s surface. Once at the surface, it only takes about 8 minutes for the photons to reach the Earth.  #physics #photooftheday #picoftheday #smile #instagood #elearning #highered #science #openscience #mindblown #todayilearned #instaphysics #sun #sunnydays #dogslife #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #winteriscoming #modragonsmoproblems #messyhairdontcare #puppies
"The whole edifice of modern physics is built up on the fundamental hypothesis of the atomic or molecular constitution of matter." - C.V. Raman #physics #matter #cvraman #particlephysics #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #elearning #highered #science #openscience #todayilearned #instaphysics #nature #beautiful
Here comes optical fibres Well its a short note and most significant parts are covered and some are not DM to know about them #instaphysics #physics #opticalfibre #notes #core #cladding #totalinternalreflection
Some basic notes on lasers If you want to know more.then notify me Only one type of laser is described here and to know you know what to do just DM to this account #physics #laser #laserphysics #instaphysics #notes
Neutron star collision showers the universe with a wealth of discoveries ‼️Link in bio ☝️☝️ #astronomy #GravitationalWaves #travlos #τραυλός #PopSci #travlosbooks #instabooks #instascience #instaphysics #instaastronomy
Estudando física e assistindo Flash... O que o jovem Barry diria? 😂😂😂 #instaphysics #wtchFlash #marvel #netflix
Interference is the story of how two waves lost their vibes, when one of them built a wall around itself .. #physics #futurescientists #lasers #psytrance #instaphysics #psychedelic #ultimatevibes #JoinTheTribe
To examine how magnetic fields interact with liquid metal, this test chamber is equipped with magnetic field diagnostics called B-probes. The probes are the white cords on the top of the sphere, while the wire below it is the heating coil that keeps the metal liquid. #fusionenergy #plasma #lab #prototype #science #engineering #engineeringlife #cleanenergy #instaphysics #physics #research #explore #technology #innovation #cleantech #energy #climatechange #magnets
Riding Into the Sunset. One of the units frequently used to measure the rate at which work is done is called horsepower. It was adopted in the beginning of the 18th century in order to compare the output of horses with that of recently introduced steam engines. One horsepower is needed to move a weight of 165 lbs. (or 75 kg.) by 3 ft. (or 1 m.) in one second. Since then, the unit is mostly used when referring to motorized vehicles, for instance the latest Ford Mustang can reach 500 horsepower. #physics #photooftheday #picoftheday #smile #instagood #elearning #highered #science #openscience #mindblown #todayilearned #instaphysics #ponies #ford #mustang #horsepower #power #cars #roadtrip #langeswochenende #brückentag
Twenty-five years later, the original scientists reconvened at Room 405 to celebrate their achievement. They had worked alongside some of the century’s greatest scientists, including Arthur Compton, Leo Szilard, Enrico Fermi, Sam Allison, Herbert McCoy, James Frank and Thorfin Hogness. They had been at the time, in their own words, “impudently young.” They had “the audacity, the effrontery to assume that a thing like large-scale plutonium production could be accomplished.” One added, “Effrontery is the peculiar quality of genius—the willingness to say, ‘The past has nothing to do with what I now propose to do…we are just going ahead and doing it because it can be done.’ Seaborg’s people did these things.” #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry
Even so, people doubted that they were able to produce ultra-micro amounts of plutonium solution. One scientist “tried vainly to convince [a colleague] that it was possible to measure a microliter of solution to 1% accuracy.” The three scientists “believed in plutonium, but wondered constantly if the stuff were precipitating from our little cones was genuinely pure material. There was always the possibility that it might be grossly contaminated with other material.” #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry
Hidden away behind banks of capacitors, this testing chamber is used to investigate how liquid metal interacts with magnetic fields. The liquid metal wall in General Fusion's power plant design plays a crucial role: compressing the plasma, capturing the energy so it can be converted to electricity, and protecting the power plant structure from the energy in the reaction. #fusionenergy #plasma #lab #prototype #science #engineering #engineeringlife #cleanenergy #instaphysics #physics #research #explore #technology #innovation #cleantech #energy #climatechange #magnets
What is plutonium like? Glenn Seaborg called it “unbelievable…it can be hard and brittle as glass or soft and plastic as lead.” When heated, “it will burn and crumble quickly,” and at room temperature, “slowly disintegrate.” Before melting, it will undergo five phases, two of which involve contracting. He added, “With no less than four oxidation states, it is unique among the chemical elements…and fiendishly toxic, even in small amounts.” #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry
“Say,” a friend asked one scientist, “what is this about the critical mass of plutonium?” This threw him for a loop. No one but no one was supposed to know about plutonium, and the friend explained that he had heard two people on the street talking about it. The scientist reported the incident to a chief scientist at the Met Lab, who immediately phoned security. Within minutes a “Captain so-and-so of Counter Intelligence” appeared, a man they had believed to be merely in charge of the supply room. When they relayed the conversation to the officer, he replied, “What is plutonium?” The shocked scientist recalled, “I had to tell him that that’s what he was there to protect.” #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry
As soon as people-in-the-know found out they had isolated plutonium, they wanted to see it. There wasn’t much to see, and the team could not risk even exhibiting the rare amount. So they simulated it from green ink, the color of plutonium solutions. Just before an important guest arrived, one scientist recalled, “We found to our horror that the green color had turned purple!” Ironically, the oxidation state of plutonium actually was purple in color. Glenn Seaborg pointed out that they mitigated their fib by saying to visitors, “This represents a sample of plutonium hydroxide.” #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry
And then the day came, August 20, 1942, when the three-man team was able to synthesize plutonium by chemical means. What they achieved was modern-day alchemy—they produced the first synthetic element, and two weeks later they would actually weigh it—although less than the size of the head on a pin, and less than one-millionth of an ounce. One team member commented that their work “represented two scientific ‘firsts.’” One was the “first human glimpse of a manmade element,” and the second “the first ultramicro, gravimetric, chemical experiments carried out in the United States.” #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry
The equipment from Zeiss and Bausch and Lomb, which included microscopes and micromanipulators, permitted reactions performed on sub-micro amounts. Before isolating pure plutonium, the scientists tested the effectiveness of different precipitates as carriers of tracer amounts of plutonium 238 to conserve the material for other experiments. #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry
It was not all fun and games. The ultramicrochemist had to order equipment, and the ban on imports from Germany made it hard to locate Zeiss microscopes. Another scientist heard a clatter in the lab one day, and found the centrifuge in which he had placed “the world’s supply of plutonium had come apart and…was dripping down through greasy motor bearings onto the floor.” Later, a lead brick fell overnight on a beaker of plutonium that sat atop the Sunday edition of the ChicagoTribune— which, fortunately, acted as a sponge. In both instances, the scientists were able to “digest” the mopped-up spills in a solution and recover the plutonium. #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry
Working six days a week, and nightly weekdays, the scientists found escape at daily lunches at Hanley’s Bar on 55th Street, and in a backroom there, a weekly game of five card draw-clubs wild. Should one show signs of “going stale,” Glenn Seaborg would take that person out for an afternoon round at the Jackson Golf course. #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry
The scientists soon realized that some security was needed for Room 405, which led to a partition placed outside the room and “guards” who were recent high school grads or lab assistants. “This created amusing situations,” recalled one scientist, “such as when Dr. Schlesinger, chairman of the Chemistry Department at the University of Chicago, knocked on the door and walked in without properly identifying himself. He was immediately stopped by one of the more aggressive young men who gruffly said, “Where do you think you’re going?” The reply was a meek “But I am Dr. Schlesinger.” “I don’t care if you’re Roosevelt. You don’t get in here without proper identification,” the young man retorted, and not realizing the stranger’s identify, pushed him outside the entrance.” Dr. Seaborg later permitted him entrance. #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry
And so they convened at the Metallurgical Laboratory—the Met Lab— at the University of Chicago in the spring of 1942. Seaborg arrived first on his 30th birthday, followed by others within a few months’ time whom he had recruited. They worked in Room 405 of the Jones Laboratory, a small seven by ten-foot room where big things would take place. #manhattanproject #metlab #universityofchicago #enricofermi #glennseaborg #instachemistry #instaphysics #transuranium #poetry