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ITER, uniting science today global energy tomorrow

Funded under: FP7-EURATOM


Fusion has the potential to provide humanity with a sustainable, large-scale source of power relying on an almost limitless fuel supply. Attaining this goal has been the focus of intense scientific and technological efforts around the globe for several decades. The ITER Agreement brings together more than half the world's population to co-operate in the development on this major technology. The EU is to host one of the largest scientific undertakings ever conceived and one that could have a profound impact on how future generations live. The European Joint Undertaking for ITER has a major role in procuring the components that Europe is committed providing to the project. This brochure presents the essentials of fusion science. It explores the world of European research that has brought us to ITER and it explains the "what, why and how" of the device itself. ITER will be a tremendous scientific adventure exploring and pushing back the frontiers of our knowledge, promoting international collaboration with the goal of safe, environmentally responsible and abundant energy for the world.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007. 24 pp. free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-77-07-297-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-05548-5
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