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  • Cryostat base insertion | "A moment that will live in our memories"

    In the closing scene of the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, an alien spaceship hovers above an anxious and awestruck crowd of scientists and engi [...]

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  • Cryolines | Another day, another spool

    Having wedged his body and equipment into the cramped space between the ceiling and the massive pipe, a worker is busy welding two cryolines spools. A few metre [...]

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  • Image of the week | Bearings unveiled

    The construction teams are in the last stages of preparing the Tokamak pit for the first major operation of ITER machine assembly: the lowering of the cryostat [...]

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  • Technology | Perfecting tritium breeding for DEMO and beyond

    While ITER will never breed tritium for its own consumption, it will test breeding blanket concepts—the tools and techniques that designers of future DEMO react [...]

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  • Fusion world | Japan and Europe complete the assembly of JT-60SA

    The JT-60SA fusion experiment in Naka, Japan, is designed to explore advanced plasma physics in support of the operation of ITER and next-phase devices. After s [...]

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Council Room: Ready to go!



The Council Room, on the 5th floor of the ITER Headquarters building, is being readied to host the Eleventh Meeting of the ITER Council on 28-29 November.

Cleaning personnel were polishing the oval table, vacuuming the wall-to-wall carpeting and cleaning the large window panes ... technicians were fine-tuning the audio-video system ... while Tim Watson and Wouter Van Baaren, from ITER's Building and Site Infrastructure Directorate, and Takayuki Shirao, Office of the Director-General, made sure that everything would be ready and perfect by Wednesday morning.


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