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December 2020

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JET defies Covid to post a record-breaking year

The last 12 months has seen scientists and engineers work around the clock to achieve high performance at Europe’s flagship fusion device, the Joint European Torus (JET) at Culham – despite the ongoing challenges posed by the global pandemic. Early…
Nick Holloway
December 21, 2020
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Casting the net wide for fusion materials solutions

Scientists at UKAEA researching the best materials for fusion power plants are set to benefit from a range of world-leading laboratories, after being awarded funding for key experiments. Components used in future fusion devices must be strong enough to endure…
Nick Holloway
December 18, 2020
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STEP begins the search for a home

This morning, the UK Government announced that the siting portal for the UK's prototype fusion energy plant is open. They called on local communities across the country to put forward proposals to host STEP – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy…
Mathew Banks
December 2, 2020