Juan Pablo Broude

University Of Liverpool

I completed my undergrad in Physics engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. Afterward, I went to Paris-Saclay University to get my master’s in Physics. I did my master’s thesis on negative ion production for neutral beam injection. Now as part of the CDT I’m working again in magnetic confinement fusion.

In particular, my project is looking at the transport and mobilization of dust in MAST-U. Dust can have a significant impact on Tokamak reactor performance and efficiency. Energy
can be radiated from the superheated dust cooling the core as well as contamination from dust evaporation and melting. Plasma ignition due to dust contamination can be problematic with reactor downtime to remove toxic radioactive dust. These issues are likely to be exacerbated in the next generation of fusion reactors such as ITER and DEMO due to the longer pulse times and greater power generation.