ELISE investigating from today new type of heating for ITER
World’s largest test rig for ion sources inaugurated / IPP developing heating for the ITER fusion test reactor
Tests for the heating that is to bring the plasma of the ITER international fusion test reactor to a temperature of many million degrees can go ahead from today: After three years of construction, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) at Garching bei München has officially commissioned the ELISE test rig – the world’s largest device of its kind and part of a four-million euro research contract of the “Fusion for Energy” European ITER Agency.
Corepiece of the device is an innovative high-frequency ion source developed at IPP. On the ELISE test rig it will now be adapted to the high requirements of ITER ... more >>