Manchester Metallurgical Society presents Materials Challenges of a nuclear fusion
|Starts:||18:30 7 Feb 2017|
|Ends:||20:00 7 Feb 2017|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Materials|
|Speaker:||Dr Mike Gorley|
The Manchester Metallurgical Society presents Materials Challenges of a nuclear fusion
Abstract: Fusion was first theorised in 1920 by Arthur Eddington as the power source of our sun and all the stars of the universe; since this date fusion research has focused on harnessing this power.
In the modern world the magnetic confinement reactors we have developed have enabled us to control fusion on earth. Presently, with the on going construction of ITER and a host of design
for DEMO fusion reactors, mankind is readily progressing towards commercially viable fusion power systems.
Any DEMO fusion reactor will operate under unprecedented environmental conditions and will required complex components, providing key differences between fission and fusion systems.
Thus one of the critical steps required to efficiently harness fusion power is the development of new reactor materials and designs that meets the needs of a commercial fusion reactor.
This talk will review magnetic confinement reactors as a system for generating electricity, overview specific materials challenges in fusion reactors.
Dr Mike Gorley
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Sackville Street, The University of Manchester