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Events During the Week of June 9th through June 16th, 2019

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Plasma Theory Seminar
3D-printed stellarators: Towards high-field ignition stellarators
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: 2241 chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Vicente Queral, National Fusion Laboratory, CIEMAT, Spain
Abstract: In the framework of magnetic fusion energy research, tokamaks (with plasma current) and stellarators (with negligible or low plasma current) are two major types of toroidal fusion devices. The construction of stellarators by Additive Manufacturing combined with composites, and the concept of a high-field ignition-capable stellarator (i-ASTER) are presented. Such additive manufacturing technique is implemented in a tabletop stellarator (UST_2) and is planned for i-ASTER. UST_2 is an advanced quasi-isodynamic stellarator equipped with 3D-printed and detachable monolithic supports for the coils, having produced satisfactory e-beam experiments for validation. i-ASTER is a high magnetic field (B=10T on axis) and relatively small size (30 m3 plasma volume) stellarator design aimed at achieving ignition, studying ignited plasmas and advancing power extraction systems (e.g. lithium based). It is characterised by massive copper coils of variable cross-section, detachable periods, and a lithium wall/divertor.
Host: John Sarff
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

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Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Cosmology Journal Club
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 5242 Chamberlin Hall
Abstract: Please visit the following link for more details:
Feel free to bring your lunch!
If you have questions or comments about this journal club, would like to propose a topic or volunteer to introduce a paper, please email Ross Cawthon ( and Santanu Das (
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Friday, June 14th, 2019

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