Posts Tagged ‘Iter’
Our 2010 IOP schools lecturer Melanie Windridge on her tour and fusion physics: Last time we spoke about how the energy of the fusion reaction is converted into electricity by way of a blanket of lithium surrounding the torus. We also talked about how the lithium also reacts with the fusion neutrons to form tritium, [...]
Our 2010 IOP schools lecturer Melanie Windridge on her tour and fusion physics: It’s been a while since my last blog and I’ve been up and down the country, most recently to Swansea. I visited Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula, which was beautiful in the heavy frost. In the last blog we talked [...]
Don’t miss the latest installment in the physicsworld.com Video Series, in which Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, former chairman of ITER’s council, defends “a fusion facility worth building”. A dream for almost three decades, construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is finally getting under way in southern France. This huge multinational project, which is [...]
A round up of today’s physics news: Huge antenna launched into space, US loses status as a ‘colossus of science’ and fusion project looks for savings.
Don’t miss the latest installment in the physicsworld.com Video Series, a special interview with David Ward from the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) on how to build a commercial fusion reactor. Fusion – the nuclear process that powers the Sun – has long held promise as a potential source of energy here on Earth. [...]