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  • Blanket shield blocks | Full-scale prototype passes key test in China

    A full-scale prototype of a blanket shield block manufactured in China successfully passed acceptance tests, including the challenging hot helium leak testing i [...]

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  • US Congressional hearing | Strong bipartisan support expressed

    'For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see,Saw the Vision of the world and all the wonder that would be.' In the hearing room of the United Sta [...]

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  • Plasma heating | Demonstrating neutral beam injection at ITER scale

    The critical technologies of neutral beam injection—the workhorse of ITER plasma heating—will be demonstrated in advance of ITER operation at a test facility lo [...]

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  • Tokamak Complex | A temporary roof for the bioshield

    In August of last year, a circular platform—the 'lid'—was installed deep inside of the ITER bioshield, effectively splitting the well-shaped work area into two. [...]

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  • Fusion world | 210 papers presented at KSTAR conference

    The superconducting tokamak KSTAR has been in operation at the National Fusion Research Institute in Daejeon, Korea, since 2008. The KSTAR conference, held a [...]

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Image of the week

Scaffolding removed, details revealed

The weather service had forecast a snowfall. What we got instead was gorgeous late afternoon light revealing every detail of the spectacular structure facing our windows.

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Most the scaffolding visible from ITER Headquarters has been removed and we can now clearly see two of the three cargo lift openings for the cask and plug remote handling system at the lower levels of the structure (centre left). To the right a large rectangular opening has been reserved for installation activities related to the neutral beam injection system. Further to the right, another smaller opening will serve the same purpose.

At the top of the concrete structure, a fourth cargo lift opening is being prepared (centre) and temporary structures, looking like oversized diving boards, have been installed to assist in the lifting operation for the temporary lid of the bioshield. In March, the lid will be raised from its current location to the top of the bioshield to create a protected work area below.

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