The Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA) is slowly but surely coming together! HIDRA is a medium-sized fusion device that will be used primarily as a materials testbed for fusion research. CPMI students and faculty have been hard at work assembling HIDRA and its supporting infrastructure, bringing us ever closer to striking first plasma. Take a look at the time-lapse below to see how far we’ve come:
See if you can spot the small hydra statue kept in view of the time-lapse camera during assembly!