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  • Technology | ITER-like disruption mitigation at KSTAR

    Two weeks ago at the Korean tokamak KSTAR, the technology chosen for disruption mitigation at ITER—shattered pellet injection—was tested for the first time in a [...]

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  • Cooling system | From river to droplets and mist

    A subterranean river runs through the ITER installation. Rushing through 60 kilometres of piping, passing through dozens of pumps, filters and heat exchangers a [...]

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  • Image of the week | How quickly it goes!

    There are many challenges in communicating ITER and one is to keep pace (from a visual point of view) with the progress of the Tokamak Building. Since this pi [...]

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  • FEC2020 | Seeking sponsors for 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference

    For only the third time since 1961, the International Atomic Energy Agency's Fusion Energy Conference will be taking place in France—hosted jointly by the Frenc [...]

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  • Nuclear safety | Under constant scrutiny

    Because one of the elements involved in the fusion reaction is the radioactive isotope tritium, and because the hydrogen fusion reaction itself generates a high [...]

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Image of the week

Tokamak-sur-mer

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At the height of the heat wave, in late June, surface temperature on the ITER worksite climbed to the 50 °C range. To continue work—and protect workers—a series of measures was implemented: the morning shifts began earlier, longer pauses were granted, and cool mist vaporizers were installed throughout the worksite. Brightly coloured umbrellas complemented the heat protection system, giving casual observers the impression that an apéritif was being served on the beachfront.


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