Keeping them clean - high-power plasmas for ITER

Stable, clean and thermally well-insulated plasmas in ASDEX Upgrade / great prospects for ITER

March 03, 2010

The ASDEX Upgrade fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching is the only one in the world that can do experiments with a vessel completely clad with tungsten.

It has now been shown that the advantages of this tungsten wall can also be achieved in the high-power plasmas that the ITER test reactor is to work with ­– a highly promising result for ITER operation, because ASDEX Upgrade comes closer to ITER than any other fusion device in respect of important comparative parameters ... more >>

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