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  • Video | How does the ITER cryoplant work?

    Cold is essential to ITER—10,000 tonnes of superconducting magnets, the thermal shield that surrounds the machine, the cryopumps that achieve the high vacuum in [...]

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  • Component logistics | Consistency "from the cradle to the grave"

    There's a fun and easy way to demonstrate the importance of having all ITER parts properly tagged and identified in storage—organize a workshop and ask four com [...]

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  • Image of the week | Brewing storm

    In Provence, one gets tired of blue skies... so when the opportunity arises to capture the ITER site plunged in the darkness of an approaching storm, we rush to [...]

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  • Toroidal field coils | First cold test in Europe

    The first ITER toroidal field coil winding pack has spent nearly 20 days in a specially conceived cryostat at minus 193 °C (80 K), in a cold testing operation t [...]

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  • Central solenoid | All conductor received

    Officials from the US and Japanese fusion energy programs were at General Atomics' Magnet Technologies Center in California in early May to celebrate the delive [...]

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Message to Japan

Osamu Motojima, Director-General of the ITER Organization


We learned today of the dramatic earthquake that took place off the eastern coast of Japan from the Aomori and Miyagi Prefectures to the Ibaraki Prefecture. While it has been confirmed that no ITER staff are on mission in Japan at this time, our thoughts go to the families of our Japanese colleagues, and to all those in Japan who are associated with the ITER Project — the Japanese Domestic Agency for ITER, our Broader Approach colleagues in Rokkasho-Mura, Oaraï, and Naka, our colleagues at NIFS, and the wider fusion family.


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