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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
Material strength testing at MTLNews

Picture perfect solution for fusion materials testing

UKAEA Fusion Technology’s Materials Technology Laboratory uses photography to get materials properties from small samples. Determining the mechanical properties of potential fusion materials is essential to power plant design. One of the biggest challenges in this area of work is…
Nick Holloway
November 17, 2020
Heather LewtasNews

How technology transfer can take fusion forward

Heather Lewtas Exchanging ideas with industries such as aerospace, automotive and oil & gas could help advance the development of fusion power. That’s the message being given by Culham technology expert Heather Lewtas at an international conference this week. Heather…
Nick Holloway
November 16, 2020
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