IoP Open Scientific Meeting – Developments in Nuclear Fusion 60 Years on from ZETA
ZETA, the ‘Zero Energy Thermonuclear Assembly’, was a major experiment in the early history of fusion power research. It was much larger and more powerful than any fusion experiment in the world when it went into operation in 1957. Whilst not achieving fusion (despite the famous claims and press coverage), ZETA would go on to have a long experimental lifetime and produce numerous important advances in the field that have paved the ways for today’s fusion research machines.
60-years on from ZETA, leaders from the UK nuclear fusion community meet to discuss the historical advances made by ZETA, and other devices, and the very latest in fusion research – in both the magnetic and inertial confinement fields, as attention turns to the design of future fusion power plants.
David Kingham, Chief Executive, Tokamak Energy has been invited to talk about Compact Tokamaks with High-Temperature Superconducting Magnets.