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Fusion Around the World

News from the global fusion research community
December 14, 2016

Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) reactor creates world record 70-second high performance plasma.

December 12, 2016

Module fabrication for the "heartbeat of ITER"—the 1,000-tonne central solenoid at the centre of the ITER magnet system—is underway at the General Atomics Magnet Development Facility in Poway, California.

November 28, 2016

The momentum in the impressive Poloidal Field (PF) coils facility is growing as works are accelerating.

November 21, 2016

Building on renewed confidence achieved through the past 18 months of sustained strong performance in construction and manufacturing, the updated 2016-2035 schedule reflects the consensus and integrated efforts of the ITER Organization and the seven Domestic Agencies.

November 9, 2016

More powerful fuel to boost Z machine's neutron and energy output

November 7, 2016

The contract for a value of nearly 100 million EUR is considered to be the single biggest robotics deal to date in the field of fusion energy.

October 27, 2016

ON-SITE FABRICATION: POLOIDAL FIELD COILS

October 19, 2016
NEWS & VIEWS ON THE PROGRESS OF FUSION RESEARCH
October 14, 2016

Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor sets world record on final day of operation.

September 29, 2016

Climate Commissioner says the giant ITER project has made important managerial ‘turnarounds’, after the European Parliament refused to sign off the 2015 accounts earlier this year

September 20, 2016

To determine the precise date of ITER's First Plasma, hundreds of engineers, technicians and schedulers worked for nearly 18 months to reconcile the latest information from manufacturers in over twenty countries with construction progress on site.

September 19, 2016

A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST claims to have made yet another step towards finding a solution to one of the critical but unsolved fusion plasma physics problems.

September 16, 2016

Europe is one of the ITER parties with a big stake in the field of cryogenics of the biggest fusion machine in history.

September 14, 2016

On Thursday 8 September, when the last of the coconuts had been broken and shared between all participants, the first welding operations for the ITER cryostat could get off to a start.

September 8, 2016

Dr. Cherry Murray, Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, visited the Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) on September 8.

July 21, 2016

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Tammy Ma has won the American Physical Society (link is external)'s (APS) 2016 Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research.

July 18, 2016

Inside of a purpose-built facility at General Atomics in California (US), ten customized workstations for central solenoid fabrication—from winding through to final testing—have been built and are undergoing commissioning with a dummy coil.

July 13, 2016

JET is equipped with an ITER-like plasma facing wall, tungsten divertor and beryllium wall.

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