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ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is one of the Largest Nuclear Fusion and one of the most “ambitious energy projects” around the world today.
35 nations are cooperating to build the world’s largest tokamak in southern France. The magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers the Sun and stars.
The project is funded and run by seven member entities: The European Union, India, Japan, China, Russia, South Korea, and the United States. The EU, as host party for the project’s complex, is contributing about 45 percent of the cost, with the other six parties contributing approximately 9 percent each. In 2016 the organization signed a technical cooperation agreement with the national nuclear fusion agency of Australia, enabling this country access to research results of ITER in exchange for construction of selected parts of machine.
According to its official site;
- ITER will be considered as the first fusion device to produce net energy.
- And also ITER will be the first fusion device to preserve fusion for long periods of time.
- And ITER will be the first fusion device to test the integrated technologies, materials, and physics regimes necessary for the commercial production of fusion-based electricity.
Thousands of scientists and engineers have funded to the design of this the largest nuclear fusion project. The Members such as China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States are now engaged in a 35-year collaboration to build and operate the ITER experimental device, and “together bring fusion to the point where a demonstration fusion reactor can be designed”.
“We invite you to explore the website for more information on the science of ITER, the international collaboration and the large-scale building project that is underway in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, southern France” writes the website of iter.org.
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