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  • Open Doors Day | An intense and unforgettable experience

    Saturday was Jacques's birthday. At age 90, the long-retired engineer from Aix-en-Provence had only one item on his wish list: to visit ITER for a third time an [...]

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  • Power conversion | A potent illustration of the "One ITER" spirit

    Europe made the buildings; the piping came from India; China and Korea provided the transformers; Russia manufactured the massive 'busbar' network. The ITER Org [...]

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  • Fusion world | Upgrade completed on DIII-D tokamak

    The DIII-D National Fusion Program (US) has completed a series of important enhancements to its fusion facility, providing researchers with several first-of-a-k [...]

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  • Vacuum lab | Ensuring leak test sensitivity

    A helium leak test is one of several factory acceptance tests planned for the sectors of the ITER vacuum vessel before they are shipped to ITER. In a vacuum lab [...]

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  • Bookmark | The Future of Fusion Energy

    To write about fusion is to walk a fine line between the temptation of lyricism and the arid demands of scientific accuracy. Whereas the general media tends to [...]

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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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