Headline 1 – Testing and operating ITER-grade Plasma Facing Components in tokamak
Headline 2 – Towards long pulse H-mode & steady-state operation
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JT-60SA + IRFM
WEST + IRFM
It's closed !
After a 4 year work inside the vacuum vessel, the last equatorial port (the one used to get inside the machine) of Tore Supra turned into WEST was closed this morning around 10:00.
Japanese ITER-like divertor components ready for the first WEST campaign
First plasma… in Control Command Room
On October the 18th, WEST started... virtually ! A rehearsal plasma session was organized in Control Command room to test the new organization in the control room that will allow the operation of WEST as an international test facility !
Plasma Facing Components ready to be installed
After several weeks of hot helium tightness test, divertor and baffle sectors are ready to be installed inside WEST vacuum vessel.
Signing of a cooperation agreement with Thailand
TINT, Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology, represented by its Executive Director Nisamaneephong Pornthep and CEA / DRF represented by Maria Faury signed a collaboration agreement in the field of Magnetic Fusion Research.
Call for participation in the first WEST experimental campaigns
Brittle me this!
First baffle sector completed
The first of the 12 baffle sector assembling was achieved on June the 7th by IRFM team.
A huge thanks to Gabriele Fioni
Third WEST Governing Board at Cadarache
The team of future WEST Engineers in Charge at JET
During 3 days, a WEST team visited JET to witness the missions of the Engineer in Charge in the largest tokamak which gathers European scientists. Julien Hillairet gives us his testimony…
157 proposals for the first call!
The Chairman of CEA, Daniel Verwaerde, inside WEST tokamak
Deadline for the call for proposals for the first phase of WEST exploitation
IRFM and WEST well represented at APFA 2015, India