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Plasma & Fusion Science and Technology

Overview

This area of study deals with current approaches to the design of fusion power plants. For both the magnetic and the inertial confinement schemes, problems of particle confinement, plasma heating, reactor materials, fusion reactor neutronics, safety, and environmental impacts are analyzed.   Experimental studies of high energy density science and inertial confinement fusion are ongoing at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at LLNL, with an emphasis on nuclear processes in high energy density plasmas, and nuclear diagnostics. 


Faculty

Faculty with research focus in this area:

Adjunct Professor
Email: 
labernstein@berkeley.edu
Office: 
4159 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-664-7216

Professor
Email: 
morse@nuc.berkeley.edu
Office: 
4161 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-642-7275

Department Chair
Professor
Email: 
karl.van.bibber@nuc.berkeley.edu
Office: 
4151 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-642-3477