• Date and time: Friday 24 May 2019, 6pm to 7pm
  • Location: Room P/L/001, Physics/Electronics Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

York PhysSoc Lecture

In the pursuit of fusion energy there are two main approaches: Magnetic Fusion Energy (MFE), in which a low-density plasma is confined for durations of many seconds or minutes, and Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) in which DT fuel at more than a thousand times solid density is held together for a few tens of picoseconds. In this lecture we will explore the basics of ICF and consider some of the key physics behind this approach to fusion.