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The first thermonuclear plasma has been achieved at the T-15MD tokamak, at Russia’s Kurchatov Institute and the facility is operating steadily, according to Kurchative Institute President Mikhail Kovalchuk. The physical launch of the T-15MD tokamak took place in May 2021. "The stable plasma, at millions of degrees Celsius, has been obtained.… This most complicated and expensive installation started up immediately and is now working, gaining power and reaching global parameters,” he said.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
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The third and largest consignment of Russian equipment for the international thermonuclear experimental reactor (Iter) was deliovered to the seaport of St Petersburg on 7 September for further transportation to the site of the reactor in Cadarache (France) via Hamburg, Germany. The equipment, weighing 85 tonnes, includes: aluminium water-cooled direct-current buses for the poloidal field, the central solenoid and correcting winding power systems; thermal expansion joints and other parts of the DC bus systems that connect the superconducting windings of the tokamak electromagnetic system with their power supply sources; as well as sections of operational resistors for plasma discharge initiation systems.

Date: Thursday, 14 September 2017
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