Gamma-rays in fusion reactions: Towards a new plasma diagnostic tool in future fusion plants

Start date

01 January 2022

End date

30 June 2022


This project will support theoretical work necessary for understanding and modelling of high-energy gamma-rays observed in collisions between deuterons and tritons that generate fusion energy, thereby enabling scientists to interpret the gamma-ray intensity in terms of a reactor’s interior temperature.

The project will underpin the UK’s quest for affordable fusion energy by 2040. The proposed work is also of a wider international interest as it results can be used in multi-billion-dollar international fusion facilities such as ITER (France) and the National Ignition Facility (USA).

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