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Energy will be a major challenge for the future generations and will condition the development of humanity. Fusion is one of the few sustainable energy options which could provide large-scale electricity and many advances have been performed towards the realisation of a fusion reactor. We shall present the basic plasma physics and technology issues of importance for fusion. These points will be illustrated by examples of research performed by the Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas in the fields of Tokamak physics, theory and fusion technology.

The international effort (of which Switzerland is a part) aims at the realization of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), which is designed to deliver 500 MW of fusion power. The objectives, scientific and technical aspects and status of ITER will be presented as well as a road map towards a commercial reactor. .

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Authors: TRAN M Q, CRRP, Association EURATOM-Confederation Suisse, Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: Jahrestagung in Lausanne Organised by: Swiss Physical Society Held at: Lausanne (CH), 28 February to 1 March 2002
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