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In order to prepare the next generation of tokamaks, a new goal has been assigned to Tore Supra. Initially designed for handling 15 MW of power over 30 s operation, the original generation of plasma facing components will be replaced by a set of new, high technology components, constituting the so-called CIEL project (French acronym for "Composants Internes Et Limiteur"), with the ultimate aim of injecting 25 MW over 1000 s in the plasma. An overview of the developments associated to the various components and of the main technological challenges is given. Installation of CIEL in Tore Supra will last about 18 months; the new configuration will be operational mid of 2001.

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Authors: TORE SUPRA TEAM, CEA, Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GARIN P, CEA, Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An Article published in: Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research Series, Vol.3 (2000), pp.10-15
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