BUILDING THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PULSED SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET
The General Atomics Magnet Technologies Center has successfully completed and tested the first module of the ITER Central Solenoid, which was shipped in June 2021. General Atomics is fabricating the Central Solenoid modules for the international ITER project, an unprecedented scientific collaboration that aims to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion power as a clean-energy resource on a global scale.
The Central Solenoid will be comprised of six individually fabricated modules. When fully assembled, the Central Solenoid will measure 5 stories tall, 14 feet wide, and weigh 1,000 tons. The most powerful pulsed superconducting electromagnet ever constructed, the Central Solenoid is often referred to as the heart of ITER and will drive 15 million amperes of electrical current.
We invite you to join us in celebrating the widespread collaboration and support that made this accomplishment possible.
You can download a pdf copy of the ITER Central Solenoid Celebration booklet.
You can download a pdf copy of the ITER Photo Book booklet.
ITER CS Shipment Celebration
Recorded August 10, 2021 in Poway, California.
ITER project in France
Construction of the ITER project in France is now 75% complete with first plasma scheduled for 2025. Courtesy ITER
Helpful Links About Fusion
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