Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michelle Kuchera
Nuclear Fusion is a method of efficiently producing clean, safe energy by combining isotopes of Hydrogen into Helium. A tokamak is a toroid shaped device that primarily utilizes magnetism, current, and heating to fuse hydrogen plasmas. This project seeks to create a simple model of the tokamak reactor where the user can control the five most important parameters: density of the fuel, efficiency of energy conversion, fuel type, temperature, and the plasma volume. The animation was made primarily using Python libraries: Tkinter for the interactive window, and multithreading for optimization. Adobe Illustrator was used to create the graphics.