The course imparts knowledge on the specific nuclear aspects of fusion: the issues concerning the neutron irradiation, material damage, tritium breeding, tritium handling and safety, radioactive waste, and nuclear codes and standards.
Some of the learning outcomes include:
- Why fusion reactors exploit the D-T reaction.
- Why superconducting magnetic fields are needed, and why bigger machines are better.
- How to exhaust the power and the particles from a reactor.
- What are the implications of the nuclear aspects on the design and license of a fusion reactor.