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  • Question of the week | Will fusion run out of fuel?

    One of the paradoxes of fusion, the virtually inexhaustible energy of the future, is that it relies on an element that does not exist—or just barely. Tritium, o [...]

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  • Managing data | Setting up a robust process

    Are the ITER systems and processes robust enough to manage the technical and project data for a program of ITER's complexity? Will quality information be made a [...]

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  • Image of the week | Bullseye

    Two perfectly circular structures, looking a lot like archery targets, have been installed on the west-facing wall of the Tokamak Complex. They are not for sh [...]

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  • Art and science | Seeking new perspectives on fusion

    Standing in the middle of the Tokamak Building, sound artist Julian Weaver positions his 3D microphone near one of the openings of the bioshield to record the s [...]

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  • Worksite photos | The view one never tires of

    For the past three-and a half years, ITER Communication has been documenting construction progress from the top of the tallest crane on the ITER worksite. Altho [...]

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From an "O" to a "D"



How do you make a "circular plasma device" produce a "D-shaped" plasma like ITER's? The WEST project is answering this question by inserting additional coils inside the vacuum vessel of the CEA-Euratom tokamak Tore Supra, including a few very compact ones inside of the newly added tungsten divertor.

Click to see pictures of the latest installation work at Tore Supra-WEST. © CEA-IRFM-Christophe ROUX


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