Welcome to the Australian Fusion Research Group

Graphic of H-1 Toroidal Heliac
The H-1 toroidal heliac

* Post-Graduate Research Projects on H-1NF

Mission statement

The aim of the AFRG is to contribute towards the development of Fusion Energy, an evironmentally attractive, comercially viable, and sustainable energy source for the next century. This will be done by
  • making significant contributions to the international fusion program,
  • maintaining and developing further a strong activity in fusion-related research at each of the participating Universities
  • and by ensuring that Australia remains intellectually and technologically equipped to benefit from fusion power production.
  • The present work of the AFRG is centred on the H-1 National Facility heliac, a medium-sized, fusion-related, high-temperature plasma physics apparatus commissioned in 1993. Its replacement cost of $50M is estimated from the contract price of the similar size heliac TJ-II at present under construction in Spain.

    The Australian Fusion Research Group (AFRG) is a consortium drawn from

  • University of Canberra
  • Central Queensland University,
  • Flinders University of South Australia
  • University of New England
  • University of Sydney
  • Australian National University
  • and is undertaking research into high-temperature plasma physics under the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) umbrella.

    Links to educational material

  • Fusion Energy Educational Web Site
  • Fusion Education at General Atomics
  • Frequently Used Terms in Plasmas Physics and Fusion Energy Research
  • Text books on Fusion
  • A "Virtual" Science Museum Exhibit on Fusion Energy


    *Questions about this page can be directed to: Fenton Glass 
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