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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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  • Manufacturing | Thermal shield milestone in Korea

    Six years after the start of fabrication, Korean contractor SFA has completed the last 40° sector of vacuum vessel thermal shield. The stainless steel panels, c [...]

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Of Interest

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Château ITER



Will it be full-bodied or lean? Hearty or perfumed? Mineral or fragrant? No one knows yet, for First Harvest, like First Plasma, is still years away. One thing is certain however: considering the diminutive size of the vineyard, Château ITER will be a cuvée reserved for a happy few.

Planting six rows of vines close to the ITER Headquarters' entrance was the idea of architect Tilman Richert (Rudy Ricciotti's deputy). Along with a selection of fruit trees (cherry, almond, fig and pear trees) they epitomize the traditional Provençal landscape, better and more accurately than the usual lavender and thyme.


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