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Abstract

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.

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Authors: HOANG G T, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);JACQUINOT J, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
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
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en