2/9/2012 - An overview of fusion energy research: taming turbulence and transport in magnetized plasmas


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3656 Geology

Presented By:
Troy Carter - UCLA


I will give an overview of the challenges associated with harnessing nuclear fusion as a terrestrial power source and the progress that has been made in research in this area. In particular, I will discuss turbulence in magnetically-confined plasmas and how transport associated with this turbulence limits the confinement achievable in current and planned experiments. I will present recent UCLA research that has helped advance our understanding of the basic physics of turbulence and turbulent transport in magnetized plasmas.

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