Subscribe options

Select your newsletters:

Please enter your email address:

@

Your email address will only be used for the purpose of sending you the ITER Organization publication(s) that you have requested. ITER Organization will not transfer your email address or other personal data to any other party or use it for commercial purposes.

If you change your mind, you can easily unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe option at the bottom of an email you've received from ITER Organization.

For more information, see our Privacy policy.

News & Media

Latest ITER Newsline

  • Cryostat thermal shield | A "strong back" for a fragile component

    The lower cylinder thermal shield is a large silver-plated component, circular in shape and five metres tall, which fits inside the depression in the cryostat b [...]

    Read more

  • Diagnostic shielding | B4C ceramic bricks prove their worth

    A number of materials can effectively shield diagnostic equipment from the neutron flux coming from the plasma. To find the best one, the diagnostics team at IT [...]

    Read more

  • Image of the week | The cryostat top lid, batch after batch

    Batch after batch, the elements for the top lid of the ITER cryostat keep arriving from India. As of today, 7 out of the 12 required segments have been delivere [...]

    Read more

  • Cooling water system | The tanks within a tank

    Deep inside the bowels of the Tokamak Building, the entrance to one of most spectacular rooms of the whole installation resembles that of a broom cupboard. [...]

    Read more

  • ITER assembly | Last major assembly contract signed

    One year after finalizing two major machine assembly contracts, the ITER Organization has chosen the contractors who will carry out assembly and installation ac [...]

    Read more

Of Interest

See archived entries

NFRI builds new Plasma Research Center

Group photograph of participants in the ground breaking ceremony for NFRI's Convergence Plasma Research Center at Saemangeum Exhibition Hall in Gunsan City, on 17 March. Kim, Jung Hyun (South Korea's Vice-Minister of Education, Science and Technology, centre); Gyung-Su Lee (left of centre); and from centre to right Mun, Dong-Shin (Mayor of Gunsan City); Kang, Bong-Kyun (Member of the National Assembly of Korea); Chae, Jung Ryong (President of Kunsan National University). (Click to view larger version...)
Group photograph of participants in the ground breaking ceremony for NFRI's Convergence Plasma Research Center at Saemangeum Exhibition Hall in Gunsan City, on 17 March. Kim, Jung Hyun (South Korea's Vice-Minister of Education, Science and Technology, centre); Gyung-Su Lee (left of centre); and from centre to right Mun, Dong-Shin (Mayor of Gunsan City); Kang, Bong-Kyun (Member of the National Assembly of Korea); Chae, Jung Ryong (President of Kunsan National University).
A blueprint of the Convergence Plasma Research Center. (Click to view larger version...)
A blueprint of the Convergence Plasma Research Center.
South Korea's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology announced that the ground breaking ceremony for Convergence Plasma Research Center of National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) was held at Saemangeum Exhibition Hall in Gunsan City on 17 March.

The Convergence Plasma Research Center will be constructed in three stages; the first started today and is expected to be completed in August 2011, with a construction cost of 13 billion won ($11.4 million). The total plot of ground is about 60,000 squared meters in the Gunjang National Industrial Complex of Gunsan (located about 275 kilometers south-west of Seoul).

The new centre is to undertake a function of the nation's leading laboratory for research and development on plasma and related applications. It will focus on the R&D of convergence plasma technologies such as semiconductors, displays, the environment and energy, and commercializing derivatives of fusion technologies. It will also serve as a training center and R&D hub for plasma technology.

President GS Lee in his opening remarks stated that, "By the construction of the Convergence Plasma Research Center, we will assist in the transfer of advanced fusion technologies and related applications to industry, training high caliber specialists, and creating new jobs. The Convergence Plasma Research Center can become a world centre of convergence plasma technology. With the completion of the second stage construction in 2013, the centre will be transformed into an international hub of R&D as well as industrialization in the field of plasma science."



return to the latest published articles