STAR CHAMBERS – THE RACE FOR FUSION POWER
Melanie’s first title, published by White Label Books, gives a basic introduction to fusion for the general reader.  Buy the book.
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VIDEOS AND DEMOS
Here you will find videos relating to text in the book and worksheets on some of the demonstrations to download.
VIDEOS:

This is JET – the Joint European Torus – currently the largest tokamak in the world. Have a look at this video to get an idea of the size and scale of this machine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPSfFIVxpD0

 


A JET experiment.  This is what the plasma looks like inside JET (shown in visible light).

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sSik-vvOH0

 


This is an animation of the robots on JET.  They are more accurately called “remote handling” because they are operated by people.  Animations like this are used alongside cameras so that the operators can see exactly what they are doing.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoucSbFloPk

 


Robot operators need a lot of practice because great accuracy is required in sometimes fiddly work.  This is a video of somebody practicing using the robots – playing extra-large Jenga!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXTYVQHugjE

 


 

DEMOS
Download these worksheets on some of the demonstrations seen in the fusion lecture and book.  Click on the pdf link.
Plasmas conducting electricity – plasma ball and fluourescent tube – demos_plasmaball.pdf

Electromagnetic induction – magnet down a tube – demos_magnet.pdf

Conservation of momentum – bouncing balls – demos_bouncingballs.pdf

Melanie’s first title, published by White Label Books, gives a basic introduction to fusion for the general reader.  Buy the book on Amazon.co.uk.

Dr Melanie Windridge

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