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  • Vacuum vessel| Windows with tailored appendages

    Each of the vacuum vessel's 44 openings will have custom-made 'extensions' to create the junction to the cryostat. The first link in the two-part chain—the port [...]

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  • Image of the week | Hooked!

    Big, powerful cranes need big, powerful hooks. The hook pictured in this image is one of four that belong to the double overhead bridge crane installed 43 metr [...]

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  • Project management | The elephant must be sliced

    Any way you cut it, ITER is fantastically complex. Whether you're counting components or the lines in the machine assembly schedule, or taking a closer look at [...]

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  • Open Doors Day | Front-row experience

    Craning their necks to take in the full size of what will be the ITER Tokamak, the crowd reacted spontaneously: 'This is much bigger than I thought.' 'Really im [...]

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  • Electrical system| Aiming for "zero fail"

    If something goes wrong in your electrical installation at home you might lose the contents of your freezer—an aggravating occurrence but not a disastrous one. [...]

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Of Interest

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A matter of size



The JT-60SA tokamak, a joint R&D project involving Japan and Europe, is in no way a small machine. Standing 15,5 metres high, with a plasma volume of 130 cubic metres, it will dethrone JET as the largest operating tokamak in the world.

But compare the size of one of JT-60SA's D-shaped toroidal field coils on the left, to one of ITER's on the right, and you'll have an idea of just how large the ITER machine will be.


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