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  • Plasma physics | Be clean, be strong

    To achieve maximum fusion efficiency in a tokamak device it is essential to limit the impurities in the plasma. But this can be a challenge, as interaction betw [...]

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  • Coil power supply | Switching network tested in Russia

    Plasma could not be created in the ITER vacuum vessel without switching network units, whose operation creates the voltage that 'ionizes*' the cloud of fuel ato [...]

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  • Star struck | For Silicon Valley philanthropist ITER is "the only way"

    One is planning to send tiny spacecrafts to the nearest stellar system; the other aims to bring the power of the stars to Earth. Yuri Milner, Russian-born entre [...]

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  • Cryogenics | How low can you go?

    The realm of the extremely cold is fascinating. Temperatures driving toward absolute zero, 'steaming' cryogenic liquids and hovering magnets create an air of ma [...]

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  • Stakeholders | Europe's vote of confidence

    The bottom line is always what matters. For the statement issued on Thursday 12 April by the European Council of Ministers, the key phrase was in the final poin [...]

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Of Interest

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Are we really seeing the end of the tunnel?



Well, not exactly ...

The opening shown in this picture, protected by plastic, is part of the path that will lead from Headquarters to the ITER Control Building. Once extended, the tunnel will take operators to the basement level of the Control Building, from where stairs or a lift will lead to the main control room. Under the room's high ceiling (7 metres), work stations for some 100 operators, engineers and researchers are planned. A glass-walled viewing gallery will offer visitors a panoramic view ... and a sense of what it is like to work at harnessing the energy of the stars.


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