This activity will introduce attendees to the materials and techniques used at the Department of Applied Physics when researching materials for electronics and fusion energy.
Main Event ERN UA -2022- Workshop “Moving atoms. simulation and experiments with materials”
This activity will introduce attendees to the materials and techniques used at the Department of Applied Physics when researching materials for electronics and fusion energy, as well as to the European projects the Department is involved in: ENTENTE, European Database for Multiscale Modelling of Radiation Damage (Ref: 900018), EUROfusion (Ref: 633053) and E-Prot: Engineered Conductive Proteins for Bioelectronics (Ref: 964593).
The activity has two parts: on the one hand, a graphene exfoliation workshop (graphene is the first two-dimensional material; its discoverers received the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics); on the other, a game simulating a nuclear fusion reaction and its effects on the walls of an ITER-like reactor. ITER is the largest nuclear fusion reactor, intended to mimic energy generation processes that take place inside the Sun. In this game/simulation, participants will be the atoms in a nuclear fusion reaction and cause damage to the walls of an ITER-like nuclear fusion reactor by throwing tennis balls at piles of empty tins.
Coordinated by: Daniel Gosálbez Martínez, Department of Applied Physics, University of Alicante
Date and time: 30/09/2022 6-10 p.m.
Place: University of Alicante – San Vicente del Raspeig Campus