Fusion is the process that powers the sun. If we can harness fusion power on Earth, it would provide effectively limitless, carbon-free, safe energy.
Fusion requires the hydrogen-like fuel to be heated to temperatures of over 100,000,000K, when it adopts a state of matter called a plasma. Understanding the properties of plasmas is key to accessing fusion power plant conditions.
Understanding how materials behave in the extreme conditions required for fusion, typically including high energy neutrons, is key for optimising the design of fusion pilot plants and minimising the production of waste.
Commercialisation of Fusion
The Importance of Plasma
Understanding the materials
Recent record achievements in magnetic and inertial fusion demonstrate that we are entering the era of fusion energy delivery.
Recent Developments in producing Fusion Energy
Fusion is a very broad discipline that shares many synergies with other sectors and fields.