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Latest ITER Newsline

  • 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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  • Technology | Hail showers in ASDEX Upgrade for ITER disruption mitigation

    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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  • Image of the week | Like a Meccano under the Christmas tree

    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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  • Poloidal field coils | 12 months saved on number two

    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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  • Divertor dome | Russia delivers a full-scale prototype

    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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A photographic journey into the Pit

At the heart of the Tokamak Complex a deep, perfectly cylindrical well is taking shape. Here, the ITER Tokamak will be assembled from bottom up, enclosed in its stainless steel cryostat and surrounded by the thick concrete walls of the bioshield. 

Standing at the L2 level of the bioshield, a worker helps the viewer to judge the scale of the construction work underway at the heart of the Tokamak Building. (Click to view larger version...)
Standing at the L2 level of the bioshield, a worker helps the viewer to judge the scale of the construction work underway at the heart of the Tokamak Building.
Newsline takes you this week on a photographic journey into one of the most complex and challenging construction projects in the world.


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