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"Progress in the ITER physics basis" published online

-Sabina Griffith

A special issue of the journal Nuclear Fusion, Progress in the ITER Physics Basis, has just been published online. The content will be freely accessible until 31 December 2007. The preface has been provided by the ITER Nominee Director General, Kaname Ikeda.

The publication provides an update on the significant progress made since the "ITER Physics Basis" issue was published in the Nuclear Fusion journal in 1999. Like the earlier edition, this special issue is an invaluable reference work on the progress of understanding the physics expected in ITER. In addition to an overview and a summary, it includes chapters on plasma confinement and transport, MHD stability, operational limits and disruptions, power and particle control, physics of energetic ions, steady state operation, diagnostics, plasma operation and control, and ITER contributions concerning DEMO plasma.

According to Mitsuru Kikuchi (JAEA-Naka Fusion Institute, Japan and Chairman of Nuclear Fusion), "this issue is the most comprehensive compilation of the present understanding of tokamak physics for ITER."


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