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  • The crown | Unique but inspired by history

    On the floor of the vast amphitheatre that will accommodate the ITER machine, one of the most complex and most strategic structures of the Tokamak Building is t [...]

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  • Image of the week | Moving into place

    The two quench tanks that were sitting in the holding area on the edge of the ITER premises near the car park moved onto the ITER platform today. A remotely [...]

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  • Construction | ENGAGE celebrates 8 years at ITER

    On 13 April, the ENGAGE consortium celebrated its eight-year anniversary at ITER. The celebration itself was unique: hosted at the offices of La Provence, the d [...]

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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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Our steel and concrete merry-go-round



In the centre of the Tokamak Pit, work progresses on the ITER bioshield, the thick concrete wall the will completely encircle the ITER machine.

And all around, the walls of the Tokamak Building are rising—the east, west and south sides have been poured at the B2 (lower basement) level and 70 percent of columns are in place. On the left side of the image, formwork is up for the first walls of the B1 (upper basement) level.
B1-level civil works will start in the Tokamak Building during the first quarter of 2016.



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