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Latest ITER Newsline

  • Neutral beam power | "Outside and beyond anything"

    In an empty plot on the ITER platform, preparatory works have started for the construction of two new buildings. From the outside, they will look like ordinary [...]

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  • Systems installation | Anticipation and flexibility

    It is a subterranean world of scaffolding and supports, piping and cables, concrete and embedded plates. To the untrained eye, the activity underway in the base [...]

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  • Image of the week | Keeping an eye on the hot (double) pancake

    An ITER ring-shaped coil begins its existence as cable-in-conduit conductor, wound into 'double pancakes' that are eventually stacked one upon the other to form [...]

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  • Cryostat thermal shield | A "strong back" for a fragile component

    The lower cylinder thermal shield is a large silver-plated component, circular in shape and five metres tall, which fits inside the depression in the cryostat b [...]

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  • Diagnostic shielding | B4C ceramic bricks prove their worth

    A number of materials can effectively shield diagnostic equipment from the neutron flux coming from the plasma. To find the best one, the diagnostics team at IT [...]

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Of Interest

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See you in September!

The 42-hectare ITER construction platform is the centre of intense activity that will know no pause this summer. But the Newsline team is taking its annual break and will resume reporting in September...

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Construction is underway on six buildings, at various stages of advancement, and preparatory ground works have begun for three others. In June, the workforce directly involved in the construction of the ITER installation passed the milestone of 1,500 people.

This summer issue of Newsline aims to document all of the latest construction progress at the heart of the world-spanning ITER Project, six years after construction began in earnest in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France.

We'll be back in September.


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