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  • Heating | A pinch of moondust in the ITER plasma

    One day in the distant future, fusion plants might be fuelled by helium 3—an isotope that is extremely scarce on Earth but reputed to be abundant on the Moon. B [...]

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  • Delivery | 2,000 km through canals, locks and tunnels

    When the thruway is closed, one takes the back roads. And when it's low-water season on the Rhine-Rhône canal, a barge leaving Switzerland for the Mediterranean [...]

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  • Monaco Fellows | A hand in shaping ITER

    For the sixth time, ITER is welcoming a group of five young researchers as part of the Monaco-ITER postdoctoral fellowship scheme. Working alongside experienced [...]

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  • On site | Drone survey on a perfect day

    There are days in winter when the skies over Provence are perfectly transparent. Snowy peaks 200 kilometres away appear close enough to be touched and farms, co [...]

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  • AAAS conference | ITER on the world science stage

    With more than 120,000 members globally, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is billed as the world's largest scientific society. The [...]

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Image of the week

A plasma-enlightened training course

The Vacuum Section hosted approximately 40 people last week from the ITER Organization and the Domestic Agencies for a two-day training session on vacuum. 
   
The orange glow of a plasma produced under a vacuum dome. The two-day Vacuum Lectures event last week, organized for ITER Organization and Domestic Agency participants, was the third of its kind. (Click to view larger version...)
The orange glow of a plasma produced under a vacuum dome. The two-day Vacuum Lectures event last week, organized for ITER Organization and Domestic Agency participants, was the third of its kind.
From the fundamentals of vacuum technologies to the discipline needed to install vacuum components, experts demonstrated all the ways vacuum is absolutely key to ITER success. Lectures were supported by practical demonstrations including vacuum leak testing and the production of plasma discharges in vacuum. 

The vacuum lecture series ... or how to learn all about the importance of vacuum in an intensive and hands-on environment. 


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