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This progress report gives a broad overview of the controlled thermonuclear fusion activities carried out by the ENEA Fusion Department from April 1988 to the end of December 1989. 1988 saw the start of the installation of the Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (FTU). In mid 1989, a first, very modest, plasma was produced in the machine, with the load assembly at room temperature and, consequently, working at reduced power levels. By the end of 1989, the installation work was completed and the machine was ready for operation in the purely ohmic phase. During 1988, the new ABC two-beam neodymium laser system began operation and interesting studies on target laser interaction have since been conducted in the laboratory. In parallel with the experimental work on FT and the start-up activity on FTU, considerable effort was devoted to increasing the involvement of ENEA in fusion technologies. The new project structures - e.g. Inertial Confinement, Superconductivity, Blanket - were created to deal specifically with the related activities. Major design activities have been performed on two large new projects: TJ-II and IGNITOR.

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Authors: ENEA, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: Annual Report 1988-1989 (1990) 219 pp.
Availability: Available from Servizio Studi e Documentazione, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, C.P.65-00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
Record Number: 199110156 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en