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European research on controlled thermonuclear fusion is carried out in an integrated program, with the objective to propose a safe, clean and economically viable energy source. Part of this programme is under the responsibility of the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) which provides a framework covering the activities in the field of technology and the common exploitation of the Joint European Torus (JET).

This document is the executive summary of the full annual report, summarizing activities performed by the EURATOM-CEA Association in 2003 in the frame of the European Technology Programme.

Three specific divisions of the CEA, located on four sites, are involved in the Euratom-CEA fusion technology activities:
- the Nuclear Energy Division (DEN), for In-vessel component design, neutronics, structural materials and savety activities,
- the Technology Research Division (DRT), for activities on materials and robotics,
- the Physical Science Direction (DSM), which includes the Controlled Fusion Research Department (DRFC) operating Tore Supra and responsible for plasma physics, cryoplant and magnet and plasma facing components activities.

These activities are also completed by specific R&D collaborations with industry and external laboratories.

Additional information

Authors: NO AUTHORS STATED, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Executive summary of the annual report 2003 of the Association EURATOM/CEA
Availability: Available from Association EURATOM-CEA, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, CEA Cadarache, F-13108 St Paul-Lez-Durance, France Tel: (+33) 4 42 25 70 01; Fax: (+33) 4 42 25 64 21 E-mail:
Record Number: 200417675 / Last updated on: 2004-07-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en