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JET researchers find ‘win-win’ scenario for future fusion reactors

A vital discovery on how to force the extreme heatload away from a fusion reactor's exhaust system while maintaining high performance has been discovered in recent tests at the Joint European Torus (JET) device at Culham. In machines like JET,…
H3AT diamond battery research

Diamonds could be forever in nuclear-powered battery project

Scientists at CCFE are working with academics at the University of Bristol on world-leading technology in order to make diamond batteries, which could provide decades or thousands of years’ worth of energy without a recharge. Items such as computer chips,…
3D woven component

Weaving a way to fusion energy

A 3D woven composite component, capable of withstanding extreme temperatures inside a fusion reactor, has been researched as a result of a collaboration between CCFE and the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The work was commissioned by…
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New Science Minister Amanda Solloway MP at CCFE for first major visit

Amanda Solloway MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, was today at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy for her first major visit since becoming Science Minister. The minister visited CCFE's new fusion…

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Events happening at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and other meetings of interest

20 July, 2020 - 31 July, 2020

Culham Summer School

57th Culham Plasma Physics Summer School The Summer School is intended to give the students an introduction to the fundamentals of plasma physics together with an appreciation of how these are related to applications such as Magnetic Confinement Fusion, Laser...

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