Urszula Woźnicka1, Łukasz Ciupiński2, Jacek Jagielski3, Monika Kubkowska4, Marek Stodulski1, Roman Zagórski4

1 The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland, (IFJ PAN)

2 Warsaw University of Technology (WUT)

3 National Center for Nuclear Research, Otwock/Swierk, Poland (NCBJ)

4 The Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion, Warsaw, Poland, (IPPLM)

 

   The Wendelstein 7-X stellarator is now being assembled at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Greifswald, Germany. Polish involvement in the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator programme is quite large and covers many areas, started from cooperation on device assembly and development of the NBI system, structural and mechanical calculations through development of several diagnostics, like X-ray pulse height analysis PHA, C/O monitor system, neutron and microwave diagnostics, and modeling studies related to neutron MCNP calculations and 3D edge plasma simulations.

   The magnetic system of the Wendelstein 7-X consists of 20 planar and 50 non-planar superconducting coils toroidally arranged in five identical modules made of half-modules set with 2-fold rotational symmetry. Due to the complex geometry, the complex load pattern, and the nonlinear interaction between the components, the accurate analysis of the magnetic system of W7-X is only possible by numerical means.

   IPPLM Association has carried out the structural – mechanical analyses of this system since 2004. Among others, finite element parametric models of critical system elements have been developed at Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) in cooperation with the team of Structural Integrity at Max-Plank-Institute für Plasmaphysik (IPP) in Greifswald. Those models, built using ANSYS code, enabled semi-automatic numerical analyses of the connections and provided a better understanding of the structural behaviour of the joints, as well as enabled to study influences of tolerances, and to follow complex manufacture and assembly processes subjected to non-conformities after some manual modifications. Further details on these activities can be found in [1 - 3].

w7x halfmodule

A general view of the W7-X half-module FEM model.

   The Agreement on Cooperation between the Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik in Garching and the Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow, Poland, (IFJ PAN) was signed off in 2007. According to the agreement IFJ PAN was responsible for the assembly of the bus bar system powering 70 superconducting coils on five modules of the W7-X stellarator. The bus bars are made of the NbTi superconductors in an aluminium jacket. The bus bar system is very complex and its final reliability and performance is strongly dependent on both the quality and accuracy of the assembly process.

   To complete the system it was also necessary to connect the bus bars between neighboring modules at so called Module Separation Planes (MSP). There are eight joints to be made at three MSPs and ten joints at two MSPs. The Bus Bar Assembly (BBA) team consisted of 10 to 20 technicians from IFJ PAN and IPP Greifswald headed by Responsible Officers from IFJ PAN. IFJ PAN completed the task in 2012. The bus bar systems had been assembled on all five modules of W7-X and connected together. During assembly of the bus bar system, mechanical and electrical connection of the bus bar ends and/or the coil current leads was the most crucial operation as well as electrical insulation of the joints. The IFJ PAN team made 184 joints in total. All of them passed successfully quality tests. The total effort made by IFJ PAN over six years of the collaboration amounted to more than 160 FTEs (Full Time Equivalent). More than 50 engineers and technicians were involved and trained in the assembly process of the bus bars. The results of the work performed have been presented and described in 14 reports [4 - 17].

w7x trial fin
Trial and final installation of the bus bars on a single module

w7x five mods

Five modules on the W7-X ring

w7x merkel szwed

German Chancellor A. Merkel (left) and Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education J. Szwed (right) discussing with IFJ PAN employees.

   The collaboration between National Center for Nuclear Research, Otwock/Swierk, Poland (NCBJ) and IPP started in March 2011, when a first official kick-off meeting took place in Garching. It has been agreed, that Polish contribution into Neutral Beam Injector system will consists of: 1) Support structures for NBI boxes as well as hydraulic system for positioning and displacement of boxes, 2) Two gates valves separating the NBI boxes from the stellarator torus, 3) Cooling system ensuring the heat dissipation from ion sources, rf-generators and plasma grids and 4) Two reflection magnets. The total value of NCBJ project equals to about 5 MEUR.

   The current status of the project is the following:

   1. Support structures. Design of support structures has been completed in CATIA, the project passed static checks. Static calculations have been certified by TUV NORD company. The contracts for manufacturing have been signed with TEPRO (steel construction) and Parker-Hannifin (hydraulic system) companies. Support structures have been manufactured and hydraulic systems installed, the first acceptance tests are scheduled for April 10 in TEPRO, Koszalin, Poland. Later on the support structures will be dismounted and transported to IPP Greifswald where final acceptance tests will be performed. The formal delivery is expected for early May 2013.

   2. Gate valves. One new and one refurbished gate valve were delivered to NCBJ in 2012. Both valves were equipped with an additional blocking device, a safety system preventing the valve of being shut or open accidentally. The contract for “design and build” for the heating systems has been signed with Prevac company, Rogow, Poland. Each heating system is composed of four independent heating sectors, each of them containing two heating loops (one spare), temperature sensors, thermal protectors and controlled power supply. The distribution of temperature has been checked by using finite elements simulations. Most of elements needed for construction are already in Prevac, power supplies are tested. The delivery of gate valves and of the heating system is scheduled on July 2013.

   3. Cooling system. Several major modifications of the cooling system have been imposed by the IPP side, mainly the significant reduction in water flow. The initial project has been redesigned accordingly. The contract for cooling system manufacturing has been signed with Inss-Pol company, Wroclaw, Poland. The installation started in March 2013, final delivery is expected in May 2013.

   4. Magnets. The first, refurbished magnet should be ready in April 2013. The second, new one, in September 2013. Both magnets will be manufactured by Tesla company, Storrington, UK and will be modified with respect to the original project; new copper liners, insulation feedthroughs and several minor elements were redesigned. Final delivery of magnets to IPP Greifswald is expected in October 2013.

   Concluding, despite of several substantial modifications imposed by modifications of the W7-X project the complete delivery of Polish in-kind contribution is expected to be completed in 2013.

w7x support

Support structures for the NBI boxes.

   The Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion in Warsaw, Poland, (IPPLM) builds of two soft X-ray diagnostics, namely PHA and MFS systems. The project is realized in the frame of cooperation agreement between IPP Greifswald and IPPLM and is a part of the contract of Association between EURATOM and IPPLM, performed within the framework of the European Fusion Development Agreement.

   A pulse height analysis (PHA) system which is planned to obtain the shape of X-ray spectrum by measurement of the energy carried by individual quanta (the height of a pulse measured is proportional to this energy) is now in manufacture phase. The intensity of radiation must be low enough to assure that the condition at which the electrical signals from the individual quanta do not overlap (no “pile-up” effect) in the electronics following the detector. The second diagnostic is a multi-foil temperature analysis system (MFS) which is a method destined to obtain the shape of the X-ray spectrum from the data recorded with the use of different semiconductor detectors. In this method the spectrum is determined by measurements of the total X-ray emission (as the effect of an interaction of many quanta) in some different ranges of energy, which are determined by the type and thickness of filters and the thickness of detectors. The MFS method is characterised by the lower spectral resolution in comparison with the PHA system.

   For designing these two diagnostic systems a numerical code for evaluation of X-ray emission from stellarator plasma, named RayX has been developed. The code simulates the composition of ionization stages for some important elements (C, Fe, O) and the intensity of free-free, free-bound and bound-bound radiation. Basing on the assumption about the configuration of the detection system and the amount of impurities, the code predicts the response of the 1-D imaging system for a given plasma density and temperature spatial profiles. The results of simulations for predicted plasma scenarios, different diagnostic geometry, different kinds of detectors and thickness of applied filters were used in designing the diagnostic systems.

   The proposed X-ray pulse height analysis system is intended to provide the spectral energy distribution with an energy resolution of about 200 eV along a central line of sight. The low energy detector response can be adjusted by interchangeable energy filters (Beryllium transmission foils). This will allow to enhance the sensitivity for particular impurity species and for the investigation of superthermal tails in the spectra. The system will consist of a set of 3 SDD (Silicon Drift Detectors) detectors operated with different filters in order to obtain a good sensitivity in a wide energy range. The combination of spectral data obtained along a single line of sight with broadband radial X-ray intensity profiles will provide a sufficiently good characterization of the impurity radiation in the plasma core. The measurements yield impurity survey spectra in the X-ray region above 0.5 keV (up to 20 keV typically) allowing to identify the line radiation from all relevant impurities and to determine their concentration in the hot plasma core. The slope of the hydrogen and low-Z continuum radiation is used to determine the central electron temperature. The intensity of the continuum radiation along with additional spectroscopic data allows to assess Zeff values in the plasma center. In addition, the presence of suprathermal electrons can be detected in the high energy region of the continuum spectrum.

w7x vacuum

Vacuum chaber of PHA soft X-ray diagnostic designed and buit at the IPPLM, Warsaw for W7-X stellarator.

The MFS system will be realized on port AEN20 as a part of the so-called flexible SX camera system on the AEM10-AEN10-AEO10 port combination.

This diagnostics will consist of 8 detector arrays (for 5 detectors each) using different 8 filter-foils, current amplifiers and a memorising system. Basing on the simulations it was established that the distance from plasma center to pinhole should be 2.5 m and the distance from pinholes to detectors 0.20 - 0.25 m. Additionally, there will be possibility to change this distance adequately to the plasma conditions. Taking into account the influence of magnetic field on diagnostic components, the turbo molecular pump has been placed at 6 m from the plasma center. It is expected to run both diagnostics in 2014.

w7x diagsys

Design of the MFS soft X-ray diagnostic system for W7-X done by the IPPLM, Warsaw.

The collaboration between IPPLM and IPP on edge plasma modeling started already in 2003 with the aim to contribute to development of the 3D fluid code (FINDIF) for simulations of plasma parameters in the boundary region of the stellerator W7-X device. The numerical model was based on the concept of local magnetic coordinates allowing a correct discretization with mimimized numerical errors. The finite difference discretization method was used which allows the numerical simulation of energy transport in complex 3D edge geometries (in particular for W7-X) using a custom-tailored unstructured grid in local magnetic coordinates. This grid is generated by field-line tracing to guarantee an exact discretization of the dominant parallel transport. Along the magnetic field lines the standard Patankar concept was used to discretize the convection-diffusion equation, whereas in order to solve a quasi-isotropic problem in a plane (toroidal cut), the finite volume method was modified to obtain its finite difference representation with the radial fluxes on plasma cross-sections being interpolated using a constrained Delaunay triangulation. FINDIF calculations have been performed for W7-X geometry as well as for the 3D TEXTOR-DED configuration [18-23].
It is planned to continue common works on edge plasma modeling in future and to use the FINDIF code to interpret experimental results from W7-X.

w7x electron temp

Calculated 3D electron temperature solution in a W7-X configuration

Papers

1. G. Krzesiński, T. Zagrajek, P.Marek, R. Dobosz, P. Czarkowski, K.J. Kurzydłowski,FEManalysis of coil support connections in theWendelstein 7-Xmagnet system,Fusion Engineering and Design 82 (2007) 1574–1578.

2. Ł. Ciupiński, G.Krzesiński, K. Kurzydłowski, P. Marek, T. Zagrajek,V. Bykov, P. Czarkowski,W. Daenner, A. Dudek, F. Schauer, Evaluation of the mechanical behavior of W7-X central support connections bymeans of semi-automated FE analysis, Fusion Engineering and Design 84 (2009) 613–617

3. Ł. Ciupiński, G. Krzesiński, P. Marek, T. Zagrajek, J. Fellinger, V. Bykov, A. Dudek, F. Schauer, A. Panin , Limit analysis of W7-X critical magnet system components with consideration of material serration effect, Fusion Engineering and Design, Volume 86, (2011), 1501-1505

4. J. Blocki, A deformation analysis for the lower shell by FE, IPP, WENDELSTEIN 7-X, 12 Dec. 2007.

5. J.Blocki, A deformation analysis for the lower shell of the Module 1, Module 2, Module 3 and Module 4 by use of the Finite Element Method, Report 1EDH08-T0010.0, IPP Greifswald, August 15, 2008

6. J.Blocki, A deformation analysis for the upper shell of the Module 1, Module 2 Module 3 and Module 4 by use of the Finite Element Method, Report 1EDH08-T0011.0, IPP Greifswald, August 17, 2008

7. J.Blocki, A deformation analysis for the outer vessel modules supported on the platform and transported on a semi-trailer, Report 1EDH08-T0021.0, IPP Greifswald, November 27, 2008

8. A.John, L.Hajduk, Arbeitsanweisung Montage Jointklammer und Jointgehäuse, IPP Greifswald, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 1-NEC- A0111.2 , 05.08.2009

9. K.Rummel, M.Stodulski, Arbeitsanweisung Installation der QD-Verdrahtungs-Boxen an den Spulenanschluss-Joints, IPP Greifswald, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 1-NEC- A0292.1, July 2009

10. M.Stodulski, Samples of repaired QD wires needed to qualify the procedure, Written Note, August 12, 2009

11. Z.Sulek, L.Hajduk, M.Stodulski, Contribution to the WENDELSTEIN 7-X stellarator construction, EUROATOM Mobility – EUROATOM Annual Report 2008, 2009

12. Z.Sulek, L.Hajduk, M.Stodulski, Contribution to the WENDELSTEIN 7-X stellarator construction, EUROATOM Mobility - EUROATOM Annual Report 2009, 2010

13. J.Blocki, L.Hajduk, J.Kotula, M.Stodulski, Z.Sulek, Contribution IFJ PAN to the construction of the WENDELSTEIN 7-X stellarator (2008 – 2009), IFJ Report 2039/PP, (2010)

14. Z.Sułek, L.Hajduk, E.Górnicki, B.Dzieża, M.Stodulski, Contribution to the WENDELSTEIN 7-X stellarator construction, EUROATOM Annual Report 20010, 2011

15. B.Dzieża, E.Górnicki, L.Hajduk, M.Stodulski, Z.Sułek, Contribution to W7-X assembly process, EUROATOM Annual Report 20011, 2012

16. L.Hajduk, M.Stodulski, Z.Sułek, Contribution to W7-X assembly process, EUROATOM Annual Report 20012, 2013,

17. B.Dzieża, E.Górnicki, L.Hajduk, J.Kotuła, M.Stodulski, Z.Sułek, Contribution IFJ PAN to the construction of the WENDELSTEIN 7-X stellarator (2010 – 2012), IFJ Report 2059/PP, (2013)

18. R. Zagórski, M.W. Jakubowski, A. Kalentev, O. Schmitz, R. Schneider and W. Stępniewski, 3D numerical simulations of energy transport in the stochastic boundary of TEXTOR-DED with a finite difference method, Nucl. Fusion 48 (2008) 1-9

19. Zagórski, M. Jakubowski, N. McTaggart, R. Schneider, W. Stępniewski, P. Xanthopoulos, “Application of the 3D Finite Difference Scheme to the TEXTOR-DED Geometry”, Contrib. Plasma Phys. 46, No. 7-9, 563 – 569 (2006)

20. N. McTaggart, R. Zagórski, X. Bonnin, A. Runov, R. Schneider, T.Kaiser, T.Rognlien, M.Umansky, “3D Edge Energy Transport in Stellarator Configurations J. Nucl. Materials, vol. 337-339, (2005) p.221

21. N. McTaggart, R. Zagórski, X. Bonnin, A. Runov, R. Schneider, “Finite Difference Scheme for Solving General 3D Convection-Diffusion Equation”, Comput. Phys. Comm., 164:318-329, 2004.

22. A.Runov, S.V.Kasilov, N. McTaggart, , R.Schneider, X.Bonnin, R. Zagórski and D.Reiter, “Transport modelling for ergodic configurations”, Nucl.Fusion, vol.44 (2004) S74-S82

23. N. McTaggart, X.Bonnin, A.Runov, R.Schneider, and R. Zagórski, “Energy transport modelling including ergodic effects”, Contrib. To Plasma Physics, vol.44 No.1-3 (2004) 31-34

 

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Krok ku zacieśnieniu współpracy z Włochami

Na corocznym spotkaniu fizyków z Polski i Włoch rozmawiano o perspektywach współpracy naukowej w dziedzinie syntezy termojądrowej. Polacy wyrazili duże zainteresowanie uczestnictwem w projekcie dot. budowy tokamaka DTT „Divertor Tokamak...

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13. edycja Letniej Szkoły w Kudowie-Zdroju "Towards Fusion Energy"

28-06-2016

13. edycja Letniej Szkoły w Kudowie-Zdroju "Towards Fusion Energy"

W połowie czerwca 2016 roku odbyło się jedno z flagowych wydarzeń Instytutu, a mianowicie Letnia Szkoła Fizyki Plazmy w Kudowie-Zdroju – „Kudowa Summer School Towards Fusion Energy”. 13. edycja szkoły zebrała...

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Poland unleashes its potential in big science projects

19-12-2017

Poland unleashes its potential in big science projects

 Who would turn down an invitation to “fly to Mars” if representatives from ESA, NASA and Poland’s Space Industry Association acted as the captains on board? Imagine if your co-passengers...

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2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

06-10-2017

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to...

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Wendelstein 7-X: Second round of experimentation started

14-09-2017

Wendelstein 7-X: Second round of experimentation started

The plasma experiments in the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald have now been resumed after a 15-month conversion break. The ex tension...

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Brexit risks nuclear fusion breakthrough promising cheap power revolution, claims leading scientist

28-08-2017

Brexit risks nuclear fusion breakthrough promising cheap power revolution, claims leading scientist

The scientist in charge of Europe’s drive to harness a revolutionary new form of energy has accused Theresa May of risking its development by putting up a “new political wall”...

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NASA-Funded Startup to Build Fusion-Powered Rockets

06-07-2017

NASA-Funded Startup to Build Fusion-Powered Rockets

Nuclear fusion is the process that powers the sun, but closer to home scientists are trying to develop fusion reactors that could provide immense amounts of energy. These reactors are...

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Kazakh Tokamak celebrates first plasma

30-06-2017

Kazakh Tokamak celebrates first plasma

The fusion world directed its applause to the east earlier this month as the Kazakh tokamak KTM started operations with a first plasma discharge. "We are happy to report that the...

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ITER signs Cooperation Agreement with Kazakhstan

13-06-2017

ITER signs Cooperation Agreement with Kazakhstan

The ITER Organization has officially welcomed the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NNC-RK) as a new technical collaborator. On Sunday 11 June, a Cooperation Agreement was signed by...

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Europe has manufactured the most high-tech magnet in history!

29-05-2017

Europe has manufactured the most high-tech magnet in history!

The world's most sophisticated superconducting magnet is made in Europe. It is 14 m high, 9 m wide and weighs 110 tonnes—as much as Boeing 747! This is the first...

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Artificial Sun: S. Korea to Work on Power Generation Based on Nuclear Fusion Energy

10-05-2017

Artificial Sun: S. Korea to Work on Power Generation Based on Nuclear Fusion Energy

On April 21, the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning of South Korea released its third five-year plan for the development of nuclear fusion energy. The South Korean government enacted...

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The manufacturing of the ITER Poloidal Field coils has started

28-04-2017

The manufacturing of the ITER Poloidal Field coils has started

The team of engineers from F4E, ASG and CNIM, working in Europe’s industrial facility on the ITER site, and their colleagues in ASIPP, the Institute of Plasma Physics of China’s...

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First EU diagnostic components delivered to ITER site

10-04-2017

First EU diagnostic components delivered to ITER site

The first ITER diagnostic components to be supplied by F4E – five Continuous External Rogowski (CER) coils – were delivered to the ITER site earlier this week and  acceptance testing...

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Kazakhstan expresses interest in collaboration

28-02-2017

Kazakhstan expresses interest in collaboration

The representatives of the nuclear institutions of Kazakhstan who visited ITER on 21st February 2017 stated it simply and clearly: they are very interested in collaborating with ITER. The largest of the...

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EUROfusion welcomes Ukraine into the family

24-01-2017

EUROfusion welcomes Ukraine into the family

As of 1 January 2017, Ukraine became part of the EUROfusion consortium. The Ukrainian signatory is the Kharkov Institute for Physics and Technology (KIPT) and it will coordinate the fusion...

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Korean fusion reactor achieves record plasma

29-12-2016

Korean fusion reactor achieves record plasma

The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) tokamak-type nuclear fusion reactor has achieved a world record of 70 seconds in high-performance plasma operation, South Korea's National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI)...

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Wendelstein achieves ultra-precise magnetic topology

07-12-2016

Wendelstein achieves ultra-precise magnetic topology

A recent article in the online journal Nature Communications confirms that the complex topology of the magnetic field of Wendelstein 7-X—the world's largest stellarator—is highly accurate, with deviations from design...

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Impressive progress of ITER’s first Toroidal Field coil is

24-10-2016

Impressive progress of ITER’s first Toroidal Field coil is

After having completed the insulation of ITER’s first-ever winding pack, the inner core of the massive Toroidal Field coils which will magnetically confine the hot plasma, the stage of resin...

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S. Korea succeeds in mass production of nuclear fusion fuel

24-08-2016

S. Korea succeeds in mass production of nuclear fusion fuel

South Korea's state-run laboratory said Wednesday that it has successfully developed a technology for the mass production of tritium for nuclear fusion energy. The technology allows the annual production of more...

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Using plasmas to create nanomaterials

19-07-2016

Using plasmas to create nanomaterials

Plasma—the hot ionized gas that fuels fusion reactions—can also create super-small particles used in everything from pharmaceuticals to tennis racquets. These nanoparticles, which measure billionths of a metre in size,...

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Iran hopes to join project to produce nuclear fusion power

13-07-2016

Iran hopes to join project to produce nuclear fusion power

Iran is hoping to join an international project in southern France that aims to build the first machine to generate significant amounts of energy using nuclear fusion, which is considered...

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Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge

04-07-2016

Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge

Researchers at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) announced the first discharge of high temperature plasma in Latin America on 29 June 2016, joining an elite group of countries who have...

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Developing tiny Big Brother cameras for ITER

14-06-2016

Developing tiny Big Brother cameras for ITER

Even though ITER will be the biggest fusion device, the efficient use of the remaining space inside its vessel, once all bulky high-tech components will be assembled, is expected to...

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First component installed in Tokamak Complex

31-03-2016

First component installed in Tokamak Complex

Like a lunar module checking its landing coordinates one last time, the cylindrical tank with six metal feet hovered silently over the Tritium Building. The event was significant. Part of ITER's...

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Ukraine moving towards European fusion research

20-01-2016

Ukraine moving towards European fusion research

In September, representatives from Euratom, the European Commission and EUROfusion paid a visit to Ukraine to start negotiations for an associate partnership on fusion research. The delegation visited Kyiv where...

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The first plasma: the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device is now in operation

14-12-2015

The first plasma: the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device is now in operation

A successful start with helium plasma / hydrogen plasma to follow at the beginning of 2016. On 10th December 2015 the first helium plasma was produced in the Wendelstein 7-X fusion...

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The Wendelstein 7-X fusion device before its first plasma

02-12-2015

The Wendelstein 7-X fusion device before its first plasma

Next week: start with helium plasma planned / hydrogen plasmas are to follow in 2016 With the generation of the first plasma the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device is scheduled to go...

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Projekty badawcze realizowane przez IFPiLM są finansowane ze środków Ministerstwa Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego i Narodowego Centrum Nauki oraz ze środków Komisji Europejskiej na podstawie umowy grantowej No 633053, w ramach Konsorcjum EUROfusion. Wsparcia finansowego udzielają także: Międzynarodowa Agencja Energii Atomowej, Agencja Fusion for Energy, Europejska Agencja Kosmiczna i Konsorcjum LaserLab.