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Fusion Around the World

News from the global fusion research community
October 24, 2017

A new documentary called “Let There Be Light” explains the history and promise of fusion, and offers first hand accounts of fusion’s technical, financial and political challenges.

October 17, 2017

Fresh from the offices of the Design & Construction Integration Division, this cutaway drawing peels back the walls to reveal the interior layout of the ITER Tokamak Complex.

October 11, 2017

The load that was delivered on Thursday 5 October contained the first shipment directly connected to one of the most spectacular of all ITER components—the 1,000-tonne central solenoid, a pillar-like magnet standing 18 metres tall at the very core of the machine.

September 27, 2017

A star performer producing fission-free plasma power.

September 7, 2017

In a major milestone for the ITER magnet procurement program China has successfully completed the first manufactured component of the feeder package: the cryostat feedthrough for poloidal field coil #4.

August 22, 2017

The Plasma Science and Fusion Center explores a new recipe for heating plasma.

August 4, 2017

One of the most visual elements of the ITER construction site is the bioshield of the Tokamak complex, where the ITER machine will be located.

July 20, 2017

Giant magnets used for nuclear fusion weigh almost as much as 747 jet plane.

July 14, 2017

Produces 100 second steady state high performance plasma.

July 12, 2017

Can you believe they are trying to build a Sun on Earth?

July 11, 2017

We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced.

July 10, 2017

Italian scientists eager to go it alone on experiment to tackle ‘waste heat’ problem.

July 3, 2017

The Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP) located near Novosibirsk is the largest institute in the Russian Academy of Sciences and a world-renowned centre of excellence for particle and plasma physics.

June 27, 2017

Government pledges to meet its fair share of funding for the JET project until the end of 2020.

June 27, 2017

The fusion world directed its applause to the east earlier this month as the Kazakh tokamak KTM started operations with a first plasma discharge.

June 20, 2017

Details of the Tokamak bioshield have at last become easier for the non-specialist to "see."

June 19, 2017

A close-up look at the superconducting conductor that lies beneath the massive cases of ITER Toroidal Field coils.

June 7, 2017

In ITER, six technological solutions for tritium breeding—in the form of test blanket modules plus associated ancillary systems—will be operated and tested for the first time.

May 9, 2017

ANU is poised to provide China with its first stellarator device, which enables experimental research on magnetically confined plasma that is vital for developing fusion energy.

May 1, 2017

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