Tokamak is ready to test ITER’s internal components

Phys.org December 16, 2016 View of the WEST vacuum chamber with its new configuration and the ITER prototypes of plasma-facing components lit by the technician. Credit: CEA/C. Roux/CEA Cadarache, 22 November 2016 On 14 December 2016, the WEST tokamak produced its first plasma, reflecting the success of the operations carried out since 2013 on the … Read moreTokamak is ready to test ITER’s internal components

ITER Chief Welcomes Iran’s Membership in Nuclear Fusion Project

Farce News Nov 06, 2016 TEHRAN (FNA)- Director General of France’s International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Bernard Bigot voiced ITER’s full endorsement for Iran’s membership in the nuclear fusion project, and said both sides will benefit from the outcome of the project. “The cooperation will have win-win results for both sides,” Bigot said on Sunday. He … Read moreITER Chief Welcomes Iran’s Membership in Nuclear Fusion Project

Iran, ITER sign confidentiality agreement

Tehran Times November 5, 2016 Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi (L), ITER Director General Bernard Bigot (M), and Iran’s Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari attend a signing ceremony on Saturday in Tehran. TEHRAN – Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and ITER Director General Bernard Bigot signed on Saturday a confidentiality … Read moreIran, ITER sign confidentiality agreement

Metal Better Than Carbon for ITER Fusion Reactor, Award-Winning Study Confirms

IAEA May Fawaz-Huber | Oct. 20, 2016 Sebastian Brezinsek receiving the IAEA’s 2016 Nuclear Fusion Journal Prize from Director General, Yukiya Amano ((Photo: Courtesy NIFS)) Metal, rather than carbon, is better suited as material for the inside wall of tokamaks — the experimental machines designed to harness fusion energy — according to the paper that … Read moreMetal Better Than Carbon for ITER Fusion Reactor, Award-Winning Study Confirms

Iter transformer in place as materials tests continue

WNN 11 October 2016 The first of Iter’s three Chinese-supplied transformers (Image: Iter) As the first of three Chinese-supplied electrical transformers is installed at the Iter fusion project in France, researchers in the Netherlands are testing the resistance to neutron radiation of materials that will shield the fusion reactor’s core. Dutch radioisotope producer NRG announced … Read moreIter transformer in place as materials tests continue

Iter : delivery of the first parts of the reactor scheduled by 2018 according to Bernard Bigot

connaissancedesenergies.org october 6, 2016 AFP The construction of ITER in the south-east of France, “advance” after experiencing significant delays, and delivery of the first parts of the reactor is planned in 2018, said Thursday the Director General of ITER Organization Bertrand Bigot. This project, which aims to harness nuclear fusion, “advance” and “urges all technologies … Read moreIter : delivery of the first parts of the reactor scheduled by 2018 according to Bernard Bigot

Nuclear fusion reactor ITER’s construction accelerates as cost estimate swells

Reuters Oct 6, 2016 * Construction of experimental reactor well under way * New ITER chief estimates total cost at 18 billion euros * Costs hard to estimate as partners contribute in kind By Geert De Clercq CADARACHE, France, Oct 6 Construction of an experimental nuclear fusion reactor in southern France is in full swing … Read moreNuclear fusion reactor ITER’s construction accelerates as cost estimate swells

Provence Region pledges an extra 43 M€ to ITER

Iter 19 SEP, 2016 In the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region (PACA)—the administrative territory that spans from the Italian border to the Rhône river valley, and from the Mediterranean shores to the Alpine summits south of Grenoble—the dream of hosting ITER dates back to the mid-1990s. Back in 2001, the local governments around ITER pledged a total … Read moreProvence Region pledges an extra 43 M€ to ITER

TU/e scientists named ITER Scientist Fellow

TU/e 14 September 2016 Last week, two TU/e scientists, Federico Felici and Guido Huijsmans, have been named ITER Scientist Fellow. The ITER Scientist Fellows are willing to share and apply their expertise to solve some of ITER’s high priority research needs. ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is an international nuclear fusion research and engineering project, … Read moreTU/e scientists named ITER Scientist Fellow