Plenary: Zach Hartwig | MIT, Plasma Science & Fusion Center
- Mike Sumption (The Ohio State University)
- Wilfried Goldacker (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / ITEP)
The production of high-temperature superconductors (HTS), specifically REBCO coated conductors, has recently reached commercial maturity at the scale and performance required to build large bore, high-field magnets which would enable a breakthrough opportunity to accelerate fusion energy. The key performance metrics in a tokamak, the leading fusion energy concept, scale as the strength of the...