Fusion factory

Nathan, Stuart
September 2011
Engineer (00137758);9/19/2011, Vol. 296 Issue 7824, p28
The article reports on the creation of ITER, the first fusion reactor to achieve self-sustaining operation and generate net energy in Great Britain. It discusses the difference between ITER and the Joint European Torus (JET) which was replaced by an entire reactor lining consisting of 5,000 berrylium tiles. It notes that the replacement process was carried out using remote-handling equipment due to a radioactive neutron bombardment rendered at the outer shell of the reactor.


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