Fusion rss

Work starts on Iter central solenoid

New Nuclear

15 April 2015

Iter central solenoid construction 48Fabrication of the central solenoid of the Iter fusion project has been started by the USA's General Atomics. The solenoid - due for delivery in 2019 - will be one of the largest superconducting electromagnets ever built.

First 'exceptional load' delivered to Iter

New Nuclear

20 January 2015

ITER transformer arrival 48The first of some 250 "exceptional loads" has been delivered to the construction site of the Iter fusion reactor project at Cadarache in southern France. The high-voltage transformer was manufactured in South Korea.

ITER receives first plant components

New Nuclear

05 September 2014

ITER first delivery 48The first plant system components were delivered yesterday to the ITER construction site in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, France. 

Progress in controlling fusion heat bursts


18 March 2015

Tokamak simulation (General Atomics) 64x48Researchers from General Atomics and the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled.

Big dreams for compact fusion reactor

New Nuclear

16 October 2014

Tom_MacGuire_CFR_(Lockheed_Martin)_48Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works technology team has unveiled its concept for a compact fusion reactor that it says offers many advantages over tokamak-based designs and could be developed and deployed within a decade.

Foundation in place for Iter Tokamak

New Nuclear

28 August 2014

ITER Tokamak floor final pour 48The concrete basemat has been completed for the Tokamak complex of the Iter fusion reactor project at Cadarache in southern France.