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From the results of the Joint European Torus project, laws of scaling now permit extrapolation to ignited fusion plasma and hence determination of the parameters of ITER (the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor). In ITER it is planned to create a deuterium-tritium plasma generating 1 GW of fusion power, and maintain ignition for 1000 seconds. The next hurdle is the transition to the quasi-stationary mode of operation, bringing out the fusion power generated and drawing off the helium (ash). ITER must also be shown to offer the safety and environmental advantages expected of a fusion reactor.

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Authors: EIDENS J, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institut für Plasmaphysik (DE);WOLF G H, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institut für Plasmaphysik (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: VDI Berichte (1992) No. 984, pp. 283-300
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