The second Asia-Pacific symposium on Tritium science (APSOT-2) will cover the topics of tritium science related to fusion energy research. The objective of the symposium is to provide a forum for an exchange of information on tritium science, technology, engineering, and general experiences with safe tritium handling for fusion energy. This symposium will also offer a timely opportunity to discuss recent international developments.
The Asia-Pacific symposium on Tritium science originates from the China-Japan tritium mini-workshop focused on the understanding of tritium science needed for fusion energy development. This biannual series of meetings was initiated in Mianyang, China in 2006. The China-Japan tritium mini-workshop has become an important forum for scientists to exchange new information about tritium science and technologies for fusion energy. With the current planning for DT operation in ITER and its construction in the next decade, the need to develop a science-based understanding of tritium effects has increased in importance towards the demonstration of fusion power. It was therefore necessary, to expand the China-Japan Tritium mini-workshop to the larger forum offered by the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Tritium science. APSOT-2 will follow the first biannual symposium which was held in Mianyang, China in November 2015.
APSOT is intended to attract not only veteran tritium experts but also scientists, engineers and students who are new to the various fields of studying and handling hydrogen isotopes. Participants from other countries are also cordially welcomed to participate.