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Materials challenges towards realising a fusion era

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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. Now, our magnetic confinement reactors have enabled us to control fusion on earth. With the construction of ITER and design for DEMO fusion reactors, mankind is readily progressing towards commercially viable fusion power. Any DEMO fusion reactor will operate under unprecedented environmental conditions and will required complex components. Thus, one of the critical steps required is the development of new reactor materials and designs. This talk will review magnetic confinement reactors as a system for generating electricity and overview specific materials challenges in fusion reactors.

This talk is part of the School of Metallurgy and Materials Colloquia series.

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