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  • Cryolines | Not just any pipes

    In order to produce and sustain plasmas ten times hotter than the core of the Sun, some essential elements of the ITER machine need to be cooled to temperatures [...]

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  • Symposium in Japan | Fusion attracts strong political support

    A recent symposium in Japan on fusion energy attracted 500 participants. The Fusion Energy Forum of Japan was established in 2002 for the purpose of promoting [...]

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  • Fiction | "Steampunk" fusion machine travels in time

    Ever since a 'Mr Fusion' device appeared on Doc's time-travelling DeLorean in the first opus of the Back to the Future trilogy (1985), fusion energy has exerted [...]

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  • Construction | Honouring the crown mockup

    Medieval stone masons used to engrave their personal mark on the walls and pillars of the cathedrals they contributed to building. Their present-day counterpart [...]

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  • Neutral beam diagnostics | Right in the line of the beam

    A high-precision diagnostic is about to enter into service at the ITER Neutral Beam Test Facility, where scientists are testing key aspects of ITER's external h [...]

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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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