The private company Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), in collaboration with MIT, is constructing SPARC, the first magnetic-confinement fusion device that will create net-energy plasmas, a big milestone in the quest for fusion energy. This is an ambitious goal that CFS and MIT expect to achieve by 2025 thanks to the development of high-temperature superconductor technology. Both empirical models and super-computer simulations indicate that SPARC plasmas will produce up to 10 times more thermal power than absorbed, which will allow scientists at CFS and MIT study plasmas that are relevant for future electricity-producing power plants. In this talk, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez-Fernandez will introduce basic concepts to understand how fusion works, what SPARC is and the advantages of the high magnetic field path to fusion energy.
(This talk will be delivered in English, but Q&A may occur also in Spanish).
Transmisión vía Youtube: bit.ly/YouTube_ICF
Participante: Dr. Pablo Rodríguez-Fernández
Institución: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT, EUA
Fecha y hora: Este evento terminó el Miércoles, 01 de Junio de 2022