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ITER: A feeling of awe and anticipation

December 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

As dusk settles on the ITER worksite, the second shift is only half way through its workday. Lights turn on, illuminating a spectacular scene teeming with activity. To the [...]

ITER: The Matrix, rigid and fluid

December 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

A fast-growing array of structures and buildings has been emerging across the ITER worksite platform under the control and supervision of the European Domestic Agency. [...]

A first for direct-drive fusion

September 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Scientists at the University of Rochester have taken a significant step forward in laser fusion research. Experiments using the OMEGA laser at the University’s [...]

Who invented fusion?

August 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Visitors to ITER often ask: “Who discovered (or invented) fusion?” There are several ways to answer this question. The simplest and most obvious (although a bit [...]

Counting neutrons to measure fusion power

June 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

They may be small, but they have a big role to play in ITER. Pencil-sized micro fission chambers will be located close to the plasma to “count” neutrons during [...]

A tokamak must breathe

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

When plasmas ten times hotter than the core of the Sun begin pulsating inside the ITER vacuum vessel, the combined mass of the Tokamak and cryostat (25,000 tons) will need a [...]
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