The ability to confine very high temperature plasmas is central to the issue of fusion power generation. The Research School of Physics hosts the H1-NF toroidal helical-axis stellarator which is used to study the physics of confined plasmas and to develop novel diagnostic instrumentation for larger power reactors. Special areas of interest include plasma turbulence and spectroscopic instrumentation.
In support of the experimental efforts, the school also undertakes a strong theoretical research program in modelling of plasma flow dynamics and related complex phenomena.
You could be doing your own research into fusion and plasma confinement. Below are some examples of student physics research projects available in our school.
Please browse our full list of available physics research projects to find a student research project that interests you.