The Energy of the Future: The Status of Nuclear Fusion Research and the Role of the IAEA

IAEA By Aabha Dixit Sept.15, 2015 Participants at the side event on latest advances in research and development in fusion technology. (Photo: J. C. Castillo/IAEA) Scientists are becoming increasingly excited about the prospects that within the foreseeable future a reactor can replicate the sun’s energy source on Earth through scientific and technological innovation of a … Read more The Energy of the Future: The Status of Nuclear Fusion Research and the Role of the IAEA

Star Power: Troubled ITER nuclear fusion project looks for new path

Economic Times, Times of India By AFP | 22 May, 2015 Technicians work at the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) on May 18, 2015 in Saint­Paul­les­Durance, southern France. SAINT-PAUL-LES-DURANCE, FRANCE: In 1985, then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US president Ronald Reagan launched one of the unlikeliest ideas of the Cold … Read more Star Power: Troubled ITER nuclear fusion project looks for new path

Work starts on Iter central solenoid

World Nuclear News 15 April 2015 Fabrication of the central solenoid of the Iter fusion project has been started by the USA’s General Atomics (GA). The solenoid – due for delivery in 2019 – will be one of the largest superconducting electromagnets ever built. The fabrication hall for the Iter central solenoid (Image: Iter) The … Read more Work starts on Iter central solenoid

ITER nuclear fusion project

The Greens European Free Alliance 24.03.2015 MEPs’ concerns with ITER budget underline need to pull the plug The European Parliament’s lead budgetary control committee refused to recommend granting a discharge (1) to the EU budget line for the ITER nuclear fusion project in a vote yesterday evening. The report voted by the committee highlighted concerns … Read more ITER nuclear fusion project

Tough Questions for ITER’s New Director General, Bernard Bigot

By Alexander Hellemans 20 Mar 2015 Photo: Lydie Lecarpentier/REA/Redux When ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, was launched in 1985, the plans called for a huge reactor that would demonstrate that the fusion of hydrogen atoms into helium atoms would be a source of unlimited energy. Its founding nations (Russia, the United States, Japan, … Read more Tough Questions for ITER’s New Director General, Bernard Bigot