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Find out more about CCFE’s work with a range of multi-media resources and scientific software available for the wider fusion community.



Technology Report – Safety and Waste Aspects for Fusion Power Plants

Annual Report:

CCFE’s activities are covered in the UK Atomic Energy Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2021/22

People Strategy:

You can browse our People Strategy here

Scientific publications:

You can browse CCFE’s research papers and reports at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s scientific publications website

Introduction to Culham Centre for Fusion Energy 1:05

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is UKAEA’s world-leading laboratory for fusion science and engineering.

MAST fusion experiment: a miniature star on Earth 0:42

Video of a typical ‘pulse’ experiment inside the MAST tokamak at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

JET fusion experiment: the hottest place in the Solar System 0:57

A plasma video from the Joint European Torus (JET) – the world’s largest and most powerful tokamak, which CCFE operates for EUROfusion.

MAST Upgrade: Shaping fusion power for the future 3:47

Find out how and why we’re planning to ‘bottle the sun’ in our new fusion energy device, MAST Upgrade!

How to Build a Fusion Machine 1:44

Ever wondered how a fusion machine is put together? Watch the assembly of MAST Upgrade, the UK’s newest fusion device, to find out!

MAST Upgrade’s Super-X Divertor 0:49

MAST Upgrade is equipped with a world-first exhaust system, the Super-X Divertor. Watch this short animation to find out more.

Introduction to the Fusion Technology Facilities 1:05

The Fusion Technology Facilities (FTF) is UKAEA’s new centre of excellence for meeting the challenges that will be faced when building future fusion power stations.

Introduction to the Hydrogen-3 Advanced Technology (H3AT) centre 1:05

Hydrogen-3 Advanced Technology (H3AT) is UKAEA’s world-class facility for expertise in developing tritium-related technology and research.

Research resources

Software developed at CCFE and made available for research collaborators.


FISPACT-II is a multi-physics platform providing a wide variety of advanced simulation methods and employing the most up-to-date and complete nuclear data for both neutron and charged-particle interactions.


PROCESS is a System code that explores the conceptual design and feasibility of a future fusion power plant.  It finds a set of parameters that optimises criteria chosen by the user (such as cost of electricity or ratio of fusion power to input power), while being consistent with the inputs and the specified constraints.


SPILADY is a spin-lattice molecular dynamics simulation code for undergraduate students, scientists and researchers.


Bluemira is an integrated inter-disciplinary design tool for future fusion reactors. It incorporates several modules, some of which rely on other codes, to carry out a range of typical conceptual fusion reactor design activities.

Staff and guest resources

Computing resources for staff and guests working at CCFE and the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

IT information and Helpdesk: An overview of computing services and how to request assistance.

Eduroam: Instructions for accessing the eduroam service and our policy on acceptable use.

Service status for IT systems: Information on the current status of key IT services at UKAEA.

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