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06/26/2014 - 00:00
ITER
​Learning to harness fusion in a controlled way — recreating the sun on earth, as a clean source of energy — is the objective of national programs in Asia, Europe and the USA. And the race is heating up, with several quite promising options. According to Professor Allan Offenberger 'A sustained...
06/25/2014 - 10:00
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When the experimental program on the ITER-scale radio-frequency negative ion source gets underway at the PRIMA test facility in Italy, operators will be counting on power ... lots of it.   The ion-source test bed, called SPIDER, will be capable of running pulses of up to 3,600 seconds at...
06/25/2014 - 00:00
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​Russia's President Vladimir Putin met with Director of the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute Mikhail Kovalchuk. Mr Kovalchuk briefed the President about the results of implementing a state program for developing the Kurchatov Institute.   PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Mr Kovalchuk...
06/24/2014 - 16:00
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In the scope of a regular building project, concrete pouring is a commonplace operation. For an ITER building, however, it is the culmination of months of calculations, modellization and painstaking preparation.   'It's a moment of great pleasure and relief,' admits Laurent Patisson, Nuclear...
06/24/2014 - 12:00
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In early June at the Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (Saint Petersburg, Russia) specialists completed type tests on full-scale prototypes of the DC busbars (10 to 68 кА)—the sizeable, water-cooled components will feed power to ITER's superconducting magnet coils. The series of tests...
06/24/2014 - 00:00
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​Ever been curious about how a Tokamak works? Or how it creates energy? Thanks to the new app Operation Tokamak from EFDA (available in IOS and Android), you can operate a Tokamak from the comfort of your own couch. Chose your level, slowly heat the plasma, and create energy—shooting all the while...
06/23/2014 - 02:00
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The fourteenth meeting of the ITER Council concluded on Thursday, 19 June, after two days of deliberation and discussion.   Hosted by the ITER Organization in its Headquarters building in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, France, the meeting brought together representatives from the seven ITER...