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  • 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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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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