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H3AT Research Centre

World-first tritium research facility

Offering state-of-the-art tritium systems and infrastructures

The H3AT research centre represents an important step in the development of tritium technology. Through active engagement with UK industry, academia, national laboratories and government organisations, the research centre will allow vital tritium research and development and grow the tritium capability across the UK.

Artist's impression of H3AT complex at Culham

Process Plant

Our pilot process plant is a 1/20th scale of the ITER fuel cycle with the capability to store, deliver and purify tritium rapidly for use in experiments. This will support future fuel cycle development for ITER, STEP, DEMO and other national and international fusion programmes.

Uniquely designed to allow for further expansion and integration of new technology into the loop as it develops, it offers testing and qualification of fusion related services and hardware.

What the new H3AT facility offers

Process pilot plant

Demonstrating the ITER fuel cycle at 1/20th scale

A closed loop system

Allowing for modelling, testing and validation of continuous flow fuel cycle loops for fusion

Off loop test bed capacity

For developing and qualifying tritium systems

Facilities for developing detritiation techniques

Allowing reprocessing, recovery and disposal of tritiated waste

Rigs for tritium experiments

Allowing fusion research and development and developing transferable solutions beyond fusion

Contact details

To find out more about H3AT and enquire about using the facility, please contact info@h3at.ukaea.uk.

Further information

Hydrogen-3 Advanced Technology brochure

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