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Research on thermonuclear fusion controlled by magnetic confinement, which began nearly half a century ago with the Russian Tokamaks, is presently at a turning point. In-depth studies are being carried out in various parts of the world (Europe, US, Japan and Russia) in order to enable the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project to be put to decision makers in July 1998. This research is an essential step towards the eventual creation of DEMO, a prototype continuous-process reactor which, by the year 2050, will produce a significant quantity of electricity from nuclear fusion, while producing all the tritium that it requires.

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Authors: PAMÉLA J, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);CHATELIER M, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: La Recherche (1997) No.299, pp. 61-66
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