The Visitor Centre
The Visitor Centre traces the history of fusion research at IPP with original components, models and interactive exhibits.
Two experiments introduce IPP’s research subject, viz. plasma:
- Plasma ball: lightning to grasp
- Plasma spiral: a plasma filament can be influenced by a magnet – illustrating the principle of magnetic confinement.
Original components and models present IPP’s research devices – of the tokamak and stellarator types – from the seventies of last century until today.
- Pulsator (1973 - 1979), model
- ASDEX (1980 - 1990), model
- ASDEX Upgrade (in operation since 1991, Garching), model
- ITER (international cooperation, under construction at Cadarache, F), model
- Wendelstein 7-A (1975 - 1985) plasma vessel with magnet coil (original)
- Wendelstein 7-AS (1988 - 2002), model
- Wendelstein 7-AS, original module, one-fifth of the device’s core
- Wendelstein 7-X (at IPP’s Greifswald branch), model
- Wendelstein 7-X, original-size dummy of a superconducting magnet coil
Detailed information on IPP’s devices: [more]