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ITER Global Fusion Energy Project: After a Decade of Design and Fabrication, World’s Most
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ITER Global Fusion Energy Project: After a Decade of Design and Fabrication, World’s Most Powerful Magnet Ready

By ITER on Jun 15, 2021

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Now 75% completed, ITER under construction in southern France is a collaboration of 35 partner countries: the European Union (plus the United Kingdom and Switzerland), China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States. Most of ITER’s funding is in the form of contributed components. Credit: ITER

Major milestone in US contribution to ITER.

After a decade of design and fabrication, General Atomics is ready to ship the first module of the Central Solenoid, the world’s most powerful magnet. It will become a central component of ITER, a machine that replicates the fusion power of the Sun. ITER is being built in southern France by 35 partner countries.
ITER’s mission is to prove energy from hydrogen fusion can be created and controlled on earth. Fusion energy is carbon-free, safe, and economic. The materials to power society with hydrogen fusion for millions of years are readily abundant.
Despite the challenges of Covid-19, ITER is almost 75 percent built. For the past 15 months, massive first-of-a-kind components have begun to arrive in France from three continents. When assembled together, they will make up the ITER Tokamak, a “sun on earth” to demonstrate fusion at industrial scale.




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a machine that replicates the fusion power of the Sun

What could possibly go wrong?


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How powerful is the Central Solenoid? Its magnetic force is strong enough to lift an aircraft carrier 2 meters (6 feet) into the air. At its core, it will reach a magnetic field strength of 13 Tesla, about 280,000 times stronger than the earth’s magnetic field. The support structures for the Central Solenoid will have to withstand forces equal to twice the thrust of a space shuttle lift-off.


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What could possibly go wrong?


Unlike fission, if a fusion reaction gets outside its parameters it just stops.


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it will reach a magnetic field strength of 13 Tesla,


I mean Tesla’s are fast but I wouldn’t even think 13 of them would out pull one of our bulldozers on the farm. Sounds kind of weak actually.


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Now 75% completed, ITER under construction in southern France is a collaboration of 35 partner countries: the European Union (plus the United Kingdom and Switzerland), China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States. Most of ITER’s funding is in the form of contributed components. Credit: ITER


frick China. They just wanted in so they can steal the design and make knockoffs


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At its core, it will reach a magnetic field strength of 13 Tesla,


For reference most MRIs are 1.5 or 3 Tesla


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re: ITER Global Fusion Energy Project: After a Decade of Design and Fabrication, World’s Most
Isn’t this how super hero’s get made, like when these plants have an accident and some rando gets caught up in the energy force?


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re: ITER Global Fusion Energy Project: After a Decade of Design and Fabrication, World’s Most
ITER is pretty interesting. It will either go down as possibly the most important experiment in human history, or it will be a $50+ billion boondoggle.


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re: ITER Global Fusion Energy Project: After a Decade of Design and Fabrication, World’s Most
Appreciate the link. Hope this pans out.

On the other hand, my pessimistic side says:
- I've been following fusion power since the late '60s, and it's always been just 20 years away.
- if climate change were the existential threat we are told it is, then the need for emission free power should be the first priority of the developed world, with near unlimited resources brought to bear. Another Manhattan Project if you will.


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Design and Fabrication, World’s Most
Isn’t this how super hero’s get made, like when these plants have an accident and some rando gets caught up in the energy force?




Already happened baw.

Just turned me into the most pompous a-hole on Earth.


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ITER Global Fusion Energy Project: After a Decade of Design and Fabrication, World’s Most by Cosmo
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At its core, it will reach a magnetic field strength of 13 Tesla,


For reference most MRIs are 1.5 or 3 Tesla

Pretty scary, but there is a company out there with a 7 and 10 Tesla magnet. Pretty sure those are used mostly for research and not diagnostic imaging though


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re: ITER Global Fusion Energy Project: After a Decade of Design and Fabrication, World’s Most
Headline: Scientists kill mankind trying to save the world from Hydrocarbons by stopping the rotation of the earth.


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re: ITER Global Fusion Energy Project: After a Decade of Design and Fabrication, World’s Most
This is why we been getting so many hurricanes


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as someone else said, if it works....it may be the most imporant invention in the history of man kind. If it doesnt......well hopefully that 50 billion got us closer to a working model.


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ITER is pretty interesting. It will either go down as possibly the most important experiment in human history, or it will be a $50+ billion boondoggle.



I'm OK with the countries pushing the envelope of scientific discovery. Sometimes it doesn't pan out, other times it literally changes the course of human evolution.

We need to develop super high energy technology in order to travel throughout space. Won't happen in my lifetime but maybe my kid will celebrate his 60th birthday watching a live view of the first "warp" drive experiment.
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Isn’t this how super hero’s get made, like when these plants have an accident and some rando gets caught up in the energy force?

Not exactly. More like that's how surly Slavs just get surlier and more Slavic.

Russian Man sticks head into a particle accelerator and lives.


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ITER is being built in southern France by 35 partner countries.
This should go well.

A platypus is a dog built by committee.
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Looks like an ARC reactor


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ITER, a machine that replicates the fusion power of the Sun.


I saw this in a movie once.

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