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Latest ITER Newsline

  • ITER DNA | A "case" study...

    In December last year, and again this year in early May, pre-welding fitting tests demonstrated that steel components as tall as a four-storey building (and wei [...]

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  • First plasma| Temporary in-vessel protection

    The vacuum vessel, the operating theatre of the ITER machine, needs to be protected against possible damage from the hot plasma at any given time during its ope [...]

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  • Divertor cassettes | Successful prototypes open way to series

    Before embarking on the fabrication of the 54 complex steel structures that will form a ring at the bottom of the ITER machine—the divertor cassettes—the Europe [...]

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  • Images of the week | Titan tool 90 percent complete

    Towering 22 metres above ground and weighing approximately 800 tonnes, the twin sector sub-assembly tools (SSAT) are formidable handling machines that will be u [...]

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  • Video | How does the ITER cryoplant work?

    Cold is essential to ITER—10,000 tonnes of superconducting magnets, the thermal shield that surrounds the machine, the cryopumps that achieve the high vacuum in [...]

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Spring postcards from the ITER site

Spring is blooming again on the ITER worksite and construction is booming as never before. Wherever the eye turns, there are marvels to gaze upon: the rising pillars of the Assembly Hall; the complex geometry of the rebar inside the Tokamak Complex; the strangely abstract pattern of the steel plates embedded in the walls...

As Newsline will not be published next week due to the May recess in France, we offer you this selection of worksite views.

We will be back with more news and images on 18 May.


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