First Components for Wendelstein 7-X
Research report (imported) 2003 - Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Wendelstein 7-X - when ready, the world’s largest fusion device of the stellarator type - is aimed at investigating the suitability of this concept for a power plant. With discharges lasting up to 30 minutes it is to demonstrate the essential property of stellarators, the capability of continuous operation. The first major components for the device have been delivered to IPP: two magnet coils, the first plasma vessel segments, vessel ports and two microwave transmitter for the plasma heating.