Fusion Scientists Met for the 2022 US/JA Workshop

Nearly 80 fusion scientists and engineers from Japan and the United States’ national laboratories and universities gathered on March 28-31 via Zoom for the 2022 US/JA Workshop on Power Plants and Advanced Fusion Technologies.

The bi-annual event—which first took place in 1995 in Kyoto, Japan—is the only global meeting dedicated to integrated designs of fusion power plants and next step facilities, that includes exploration of technologies to address the challenging features of this operating space.

Among the participating institutions of this year’s workshop were Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California San Diego, University of California Los Angeles, University of Washington, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and from Japan National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s National Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, Kyoto University, University of Tokyo, Osaka University, University of Tsukuba, University of Yamanashi, and Tohoku University.

Below is a list of the workshop presentations:

Hassan, E., et al. Core Plasma Modelling For the Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF).

Wallace, G.M., et al. RF heating and current drive actuators in a nuclear fusion environment.

Ebara, S. Molten salt application for a cooling system in a fusion reactor.

Utoh, H. Magnet design for JA DEMO.

Yanagi, N., et al. Development of large-current high-temperature superconducting conductors to be applied to next-generation fusion experimental devices.

Youchison, D., et al. Helium Cooling Blanket Studies on an Inboard DCLL Blanket Sector of the FNSF/FPP

Yoda, M., et al. Gas cooling of divertors.

Maldonado, G., et al. Development of Integrated Neutronics and Thermal Analysis Capabilities to Support Analysis and Optimization of Fusion Systems and Blanket Design.

Asakura, N., et al. Progress of power and He exhaust simulation study for JA DEMO.

Goto, N., et al. Integrated Physics Analysis of Helical Fusion Reactor.


Some materials from previous workshops are available at qedfusion.org.

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