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Fusion energy record demonstrates powerplant future

Landmark results from EUROfusion scientists and engineers at world-leading UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Joint European Torus (JET) facility in Oxford Record-breaking 59 megajoules of sustained fusion energy demonstrates powerplant potential and strengthens case for ITER Fusion energy is crucial in…
Curtis Woodley
February 9, 2022
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Fusion energy at COP 26

UKAEA will be running a series of events at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP26 conference to tell policymakers and other delegates about fusion and its place in the future energy mix. On Friday 12th November,…
Nick Holloway
November 1, 2021
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