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Wendelstein 7-X reaches first milestone

-Sabina Griffith

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The world's largest fusion experiment of the stellarator type is taking shape at the Greifswald branch of Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), Germany. The first milestone in the assembly of Wendelstein 7-X has been reached on schedule with the completion of the first two half-modules of the large-scale experiment: two-tenths of the inner core of the device are now ready and are being assembled. Industrial production of the components for Wendelstein 7-X is almost complete. Construction of the complex device will take about another six years.

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