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Reference Number EP/I500987/1
Title Institute for Plasma Science, Technology and Fusion Energy
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fusion) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor H Wilson
No email address given
University of York
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2010
End Date 31 March 2011
Duration 5 months
Total Grant Value £1,787,000
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor H Wilson , Physics, University of York (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Dr K Gibson , Physics, University of York (0.001%)
Professor G Tallents , Physics, University of York (0.001%)
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Abstract The Plasma Physics and Fusion Group in the Physics Department at the University of York has an international reputation for its research into fusion energy and laser-plasma interactions/high energy density physics. We propose to expand this activity (with three new academic appointments) to include technological applications of plasmas, which will bring both scientific and strategic benefits. Scientifically, we will be well-placed to exploit the synergies between our existing research activities and technological plasmas. Strategically, technological plasmas are of direct interest to industry so the proposed expansion provides a closer relationship with a range of industrial partners, benefiting the new research activity and helping industry engage with the multi-billion pound international fusion programme. A strength of our proposal is that the three research activities (laser-plasma interactions, fusion energy and technological plasmas) will be integrated into a single Institute for Plasma Science, Technology and Fusion, in a purpose-designed institute, to create a flagship centre for plasma research, training and exploitation in the UK. The creation of the Institute is particularly timely as it coincides with a 500M expansion of the University's activities. This expansion provides an innovative infrastructure that enables companies and other external organisations to co-locate alongside University Departments to ensure maximum impact from teaching and research, as well as providing new opportunities for identifying commercially relevant projects and collaborative funding opportunities
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