Institute for Technical Physics

Nuclear Fusion

Where does the sun´s energy come from? Is it possible to bring the sun´s fire to earth?
Sonneneruption
Energy source

The central topic of this station is to understand the functioning of a nuclear fusion reactor and its advantages and disadvantages compared to other energy sources.

The Institute for Technical Physics has contributed significant research work in international major projects for the nuclear fusion reactors ITER, JT-60SA and W7-X. For example, the development of power supplies of high-temperature superconductors is a key technology, which leads to considerable energy savings in the operation of fusion magnets. An ITER model coil, tested by the Institute for Technical Physics, can be viewed on site.

Topics:

Emission and absorption spectra, nuclear fusion, mass defect, plasma, superconducting magnets, construction of a fusion reactor, laboratory tour