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Title: Fusion energy

The main purpose of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is to develop an experimental fusion reactor through the united efforts of many technologically advanced countries. The ITER terms of reference, issued jointly by the European Community, Japan, the USSR, and the United States, call for an integrated international design activity and constitute the basis of current activities. Joint work on ITER is carried out under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), according to the terms of quadripartite agreement reached between the European Community, Japan, the USSR, and the United States. The site for joint technical work sessions is at the MaxPlanck Institute of Plasma Physics. Garching, Federal Republic of Germany. The ITER activities have two phases: a definition phase performed in 1988 and the present design phase (1989--1990). During the definition phase, a set of ITER technical characteristics and supporting research and development (R D) activities were developed and reported. The present conceptual design phase of ITER lasts until the end of 1990. The objectives of this phase are to develop the design of ITER, perform a safety and environmental analysis, develop site requirements, define future R D needs, and estimate cost, manpower, and schedule formore » construction and operation. A final report will be submitted at the end of 1990. This paper summarizes progress in the ITER program during the 1989 design phase.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6507885
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-104849; CONF-900608--Absts.
ON: DE91000801; TRN: 90-032620
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society annual meeting, Nashville, TN (USA), 10-14 Jun 1990
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/ER
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ITER TOKAMAK; DESIGN; OPERATION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TOKAMAK DEVICES 700200* -- Fusion Energy-- Fusion Power Plant Technology