Keeping them clean: High-power plasmas for ITER fusion reactor

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 11:21 in Physics & Chemistry

The ASDEX Upgrade fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching is the only one in the world that can do experiments with a vessel completely clad with tungsten. It has now been shown that the advantages of this tungsten wall can also be achieved in the high-power plasmas that the ITER test reactor is to work with -- a highly promising result for ITER operation, because ASDEX Upgrade comes closer to ITER than any other fusion device in respect of important comparative parameters.

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