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Fusion Around the World

News from the global fusion research community
April 25, 2017

They are the jewels of the concrete crown that will support the combined mass of the ITER Tokamak and its surrounding cryostat.

April 25, 2017

An experimental nuclear fusion project in the UK is to receive £21 million in funding.

January 30, 2017

The Satellite Tokamak Program, JT-60SA, is a major modification of the existing JT-60U tokamak at the Naka Fusion Institute in Japan.

January 17, 2017

In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s one technology in development that almost sounds too good to be true: nuclear fusion

January 17, 2017

ITER will count approximately over one million of components.

December 15, 2016

Final step of the WEST project: in-situ impregnation of the divertor coils

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


October 19, 2016
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.

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