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  • Neutral beam injection | How ELISE is contributing to ITER

    ITER's neutral beam injection system is based on a radio frequency source that has been the subject of decades of development in Europe. At Max Planck Institute [...]

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  • Image of the week | Almost there

    The Tokamak Building has reached its maximum height ... in terms of concrete that is. The 'jewel box' in reinforced concrete will grow no more; instead, it will [...]

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  • Powerful lasers | A mockup to demonstrate safety

    During ITER operation, high-powered lasers will gather important diagnostic information on the properties and behaviour of the plasma, such as density, temperat [...]

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  • Cryostat | Lower cylinder revealed

    They were all there: those who designed it, those who forged it, those who assembled and welded it, and those who closely monitored the requirements and procedu [...]

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  • Europe's DEMO | What it could be like

    It looks like ITER, feels like ITER, but it's not ITER. In this depiction of what the site layout for the next-step fusion machine, DEMO, might look like in Eur [...]

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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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