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Latest ITER Newsline

  • Toroidal field coils | Finishing touches on site

    Between the time a toroidal field coil is delivered to ITER and the moment it is ready to enter the pre-assembly process, certain tasks must be performed: the w [...]

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  • Cryostat base insertion | "A moment that will live in our memories"

    In the closing scene of the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, an alien spaceship hovers above an anxious and awestruck crowd of scientists and engi [...]

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  • Cryogenics | As dry as He can get

    Before it gets processed in the cold boxes of the ITER cryoplant, gaseous helium need to be perfectly dry—and this means removing every single water molecule th [...]

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  • Electron cyclotron transmission lines | Design phase ends

    US ITER is ready to start manufacturing high-power microwave transmission lines for the electron cyclotron resonance heating system. After several years of d [...]

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  • Gyrotrons | Russia completes four

    Gyrotrons (from the Greek 'gyro' (circle) and 'tron' (abstracted from electron) are the energy-generating devices of the electron cyclotron resonance heating sy [...]

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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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