EUROfusion is excited to introduce a fresh glimpse into the forefront of fusion energy research.
Highlights from the Video:
- Background: Anna Widdowson shares her expertise in studying fuel retention, erosion, deposition, and material migration in the Joint European Torus (JET), one of the world’s leading tokamak experimental machines.
- The DTE3 Campaign: Anna explains her role in assessing fuel retention within the vessel during the third deuterium-tritium (DTE3) experimental campaign. This includes both global measurements and in-situ observations.
- LID-QMS Explained: Ever wondered how a laser can help determine fuel retention? Dive into the intricacies of Laser Induced Desorption and how it, paired with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry, offers groundbreaking insights.
- JET’s Uniqueness: Discover why JET stands out as the ideal location for these crucial experiments, especially during its third and final deuterium-tritium campaign.
- The Rewarding Journey: From inception during the lockdown to the collaborative efforts of scientists and engineers from Forschungszentrum Jülich and UKAEA, Anna reflects on the rewarding journey of bringing the project to fruition.
- Looking Ahead: Learn why Anna’s research is pivotal for the future of fusion energy, especially in monitoring tritium inventory in fusion devices and power plants.
Wrap-up: Anna Widdowson’s dedicated research provides crucial insights for the fusion community. As JET operates with a deuterium-tritium mixture for the last time, the LID-QMS diagnostic tool stands out as a vital instrument for fusion’s progression.
We invite you to watch the video and to learn more about this groundbreaking work.