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The work of the KfK-EURATOM Association addresses all parts of the recently reorganised European Fusion Technology Programme. The NET/ITER design is supported by delegation of personnel and by performance of study contracts. R+D for the NET basic machine highlights areas such as remote maintenance, fuel cycle technology and superconducting magnets. More emphasis has recently been placed on testing of plasma facing components. Studies of safety and environmental impact refer to tokamak subsystems as magnets and blankets, but also more generally to investigations of radioactive releases and their consequences. The development of breeding blankets with reactor specifications was given in the hands of two European development groups, KfK being a partner of the liquid metal blanket as well as of the solid breeder blanket groups. The material programme, as far as metals are concerned, is concentrated on fulfilling the needs of a demonstration reactor. The other component of the materials programme, the protection materials for the first wall and electrical insulators, are already required for NET/ITER. Gyrotron development aims at supplying NET/ITER with heating power but the results of the current programme are already applicable to near-term plasma experiments.

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Authors: KAST G, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11397 EN (1990) 99 pp., MF, ECU 8
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Record Number: 199010379 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en