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Tim Peake at MAST UpgradeNews

Star man becomes star maker

British astronaut, and former International Space Station crew member, Tim Peake, visited Culham on Wednesday 26 May to officially open the MAST Upgrade fusion experiment. In the last six months since beginning operations, MAST Upgrade has already produced some very…
Nick Holloway
May 27, 2021
MAST Upgrade - illustration of the Super-X divertorNews

MAST Upgrade: the vertical challenge

A new control system on Culham's MAST Upgrade experiment automatically keeps the superhot plasma fuel in check within milliseconds – allowing physicists to carry out key research with the machine’s world-first Super-X divertor system. The divertor region of ‘tokamak’ fusion…
Nick Holloway
April 30, 2021
Artist's illustration of a spherical tokamak power plantNews

UK to take a big ‘STEP’ to fusion electricity

The UK is taking a giant STEP towards zero carbon, safe and abundant commercial fusion electricity, with the UK Government committing £220M for the conceptual design of a fusion power station – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). Secretary…
Nick Holloway
October 3, 2019
JET raindrop imageNews

Rainy days helping to bring the Sun to Earth

The changeable British weather has inspired a new theory that could improve the performance of fusion devices – aiding the quest to use the processes that power the Sun for cleaner energy. Culham researcher Fulvio Militello has developed a framework for…
Nick Holloway
January 15, 2019