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This report describes activities carried out by ENEA in the years 1992-93 in the field of controlled thermonuclear fusion. The FTU tokamak reached its expected performance up to a plasma current of 1.2 MA. Further developments await the construction of a toroidal limiter. Technological developments included a single-pellet high-speed injector, a 8 GHz LH system, the first large European superconducting coil made from a Nb(3)Sn cable-in-conduit (CI) conductor, and the Frascati neutron generator. Work for IGNITOR concentrated on the construction of prototype machine components and tests of critical material interfaces. Work has continued in the areas of remote handling, study of the first wall, divertor and shielding blanket of ITER, safety and environment studies, DEMO blanket design with both solid and liquid breeder options, and experiments on inertial confinement with the ABC laser system.

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Authors: ENEA, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1994) 336 pp.
Availability: Available from Servizio Studi e Documentazione, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, C.P. 65-00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
Record Number: 199510537 / Last updated on: 1995-04-11
Original language: en
Available languages: en