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  • Manufacturing | Completion of the first vacuum vessel gravity support

    The factory acceptance test on the first ITER vacuum vessel gravity support has been successfully completed at Haneul Engineering in Gunsan, Korea. Under the 8, [...]

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    Just before the 2021 Christmas holiday break, the team at the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak successfully fired frozen deuterium pellet fragments into a plasma as part o [...]

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    Like Erector set or Meccano parts scattered beneath the tree on Christmas morning, components for the ITER Tokamak cover the floor of the Assembly Hall, waiting [...]

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    Whatever their size or position, the role of the ITER poloidal field coils is to shape and stabilize the plasma inside the vacuum vessel. However, as the plasma [...]

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    A multiyear qualification program in Russia has concluded with the successful manufacturing and testing of a full-scale divertor dome prototype at the Efremov I [...]

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Of Interest

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The break of spring

Spring has appeared on the ITER site, with green and yellow sprouting in the surrounding hills and along the platform's embankments — for Newsline, the perfect time to take a spring break.

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We'll be back on 25 April to commemorate one of fusion history's watershed moments — Soviet physicist Igor Kurchatov's speech at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell (UK) on 26 April 1956.

In the meantime work continues to progress on site, as the gallery below can attest. Workers are installing rebar at the second basement level (B1) on the east side of the Tokamak Complex; cladding work is nearly finished on the Assembly Hall; and concrete pouring for the cryoplant's underground structure almost complete.


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