Controlled fusion: the next step
The achievements of controlled fusion experiments to date, using superconducting tokamaks, are described. The next generation of fusion experiments will require major advances in plasma heating and improvements in the methods used to keep components cool. The next big step in fusion research will be the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), which is designed to produce up to 500MW of fusion power.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Physics World, January 2004, pp.1-5
Availability: Available free of charge online at: http://physicsweb.org/article/world/17/1/6
Record Number: 200417310 / Last updated on: 2004-01-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en