Home > slashdot > Construction of French Fusion Reactor Underway

Construction of French Fusion Reactor Underway

September 15th, 2010 09:24 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

GarryFre writes “It has been said that Fusion is 50 years away for quite decades but now work has actually been started. Digging has begun in the south of France on the planned site for the world’s first Fusion Reactor. A tokomak is a torus shaped magnetic confinement device which is necessary to withstand the temperatures associated with fusion that are so high, solid materials can’t hold them. As such, the building represents the future core of ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.) It will be interesting to see if it takes 50 years to build it.”

Source: Construction of French Fusion Reactor Underway

Related Articles:

  1. ITER Fusion Reactor Enters Existential Crisis
  2. How To Line a Thermonuclear Reactor
  3. Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal
  4. Princeton Nuclear Fusion Reactor Will Run Again
  5. Fusion Reactor Breaks Even
blog comments powered by Disqus