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

November 27, 2012

Ready: IPP’s new ion source (far right), incorporated in the just completed ELISE test rig. The door-sized particle beam produced here is to transport the immense power of 1.2 megawatts. The rest rig was officially commissioned on 27 November 2012 by Professor Ursel Fantz of IPP and Dr. Antonio Masiello of “Fusion for Energy”

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 >>

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