[ RadSafe ] Nuclear Fusion Project Struggles to Put the Pieces Together
tony.harrison at state.co.us
Fri Oct 26 15:10:35 CDT 2012
The world's largest scientific project is threatened with further delays,
as agencies struggle to complete the design and sign contracts worth
hundred of millions of euros with industrial partners, *Nature *has learned.
ITER is a massive project designed to show the feasibility of nuclear
fusion as a power source. The device consists of a doughnut-shaped reactor
called a tokamak, wrapped in superconducting magnets that squeeze and heat
a plasma of hydrogen isotopes to the point of fusion. The result should be
something that no experiment to date has been able to achieve: the
controlled release of ten times more energy than is consumed.
Tony Harrison, MSPH
Inorganic & Radiochemistry Supervisor
Laboratory Services Division
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
8100 Lowry Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230
303-692-3046 | tony.harrison at state.co.us
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