Liquid lithium on the walls of a fusion device helps the plasma within maintain a hot edge

Emerging research suggests it may be easier to use fusion as a power source if liquid lithium is applied to the internal walls of the device housing the plasma. Past experiments studied solid lithium coatings and found they could enhance a plasma. The researchers were pleased they could yield similar results with liquid lithium, as it’s better suited for use in a large-scale tokamak.