Thursday, 1 May 2014

Welcome to Tokamak Tales

Welcome to Tokamak Tales - the blog about nuclear fusion. We are a bunch of engineers and physicists on the Graduate Scheme at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) near Abingdon in Oxfordshire. Tokamaks are doughnut-shaped devices that are used for magnetic confinement fusion. There are two tokamaks based here, one being JET (Joint European Torus) - currently the largest working tokamak in the world - shown in the second picture from the left in the blog's banner at the top of this page. The other one, MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak - see the middle picture in the banner), is a spherical tokamak doing ground-breaking research into plasma-physics.
We are going to show you what we get up to day-to-day and what progress we are making with fusion energy; we hope to both amuse and enlighten you. Feel free to let us know what you think in our comments section or ask us questions. If you are a fellow fusion researcher, let us know if you would like to contribute to the blog (please note that any contribution will be assessed for quality and suitability). 

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