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Scientists working on the Joint European Torus (JET) device have discovered that neon could be used to force extreme heat load away from a fusion reactor's exhaust system while maintaining high performance. Recent tests used neon to radiate and improve the edge of plasma known as a 'pedestal', which separates the very hot core from a cooler layer and away from material surfaces.

Date: Saturday, 28 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/JET-team-discovers-neon-can-improve-plasma-barrier

Expansion of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator fusion device at Germany's Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald is entering a new stage with the final delivery of components for the divertor.

Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsexpansion-of-the-wendelstein-7-x-stellarator-underway-7830324

The Wendelstein 7-X stellarator-type fusion device at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics. PHoto courtesy IPP. The next stage has begun of work to upgrade of the world’s largest stellarator-type fusion device at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald, Germany.

IPP said installation of new water-cooled inner cladding of the plasma vessel will make the Wendelstein 7-X facility suitable for higher heating power and longer plasma pulses.

The new cladding’s centrepiece, the so-called divertor, was manufactured by the institute’s Garching branch. It was delivered to Greifswald on 17 March and installation work will last until well into next year.

Fusion systems of the stellarator type promise high-performance plasmas in continuous operation. Accordingly, heat and particles from the hot plasma permanently stress the vessel walls. It is the task of the divertor – a system of specially equipped baffle plates to which the particles from the edge of the plasma are magnetically directed – to regulate the interaction between plasma and wall.

Date: Thursday, 19 March 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/upgrade-work-enters-new-phase-for-germany-s-wendelstein-7-x-3-3-2020

The upgrade of the world's largest stellarator-type fusion device - Germany's Wendelstein 7-X - is set to enter a new stage with the final delivery of components for the so-called divertor. Preparations for installation of the water-cooled inner cladding components have been completed, with installation work expected to continue well into next year.

Date: Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Upgrade-of-Wendelstein-7-X-continues

Europe and Japan have signed a joint declaration on fusion energy aimed at closer cooperation with the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter).

Date: Friday, 06 March 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newseurope-and-japan-tighten-co-operation-on-fusion-7809951

Aim is to build foundations for reactors of the future, says Commission A 2019 file photo of the Iter site at Cadarache in southern France. Photo courtesy Iter. Europe and Japan have signed a joint declaration in the field of fusion energy that will see experts working more closely with the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) to ensure that the €20bn project “moves forward as smoothly as possible”.

The European Commission said an updated “broader approach” declaration, first implemented in 2007, was signed in Brussels by energy commissioner Kadri Simson, representing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), and Kazuo Kodama, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Japan to the European Union.

The Commission said the broader approach represents a highly successful collaboration between two major players in fusion research. It will also mean knowledge and expertise can be consolidated among the wider fusion community, creating “as solid a base as possible” on which to build the commercial fusion reactors of the future.

The signing of the updated declaration comes after Europe and Japan took stock of the progress made so far in fusion research and reaffirmed their commitment to continuing their joint activities.

Date: Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/europe-and-japan-reaffirm-commitment-to-collaboration-3-2-2020

The European Union's energy commissioner, Kadri Simson, representing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), and Kazuo Kodama, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Japan to the EU, yesterday signed a joint declaration on the Broader Approach activities in fusion energy. These agreements relate to the Iter project in southern France as it approaches first plasma and the start of its operation.

Date: Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Euratom-signs-fusion-energy-declaration-with-Japan

Framatome has officially opened a new engineering research and operations centre at Cadarache in south-eastern France. It has also announced an expansion of its Intercontrôle automated non-destructive testing subsidiary, which is based at the same site.

Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Framatome-expands-presence-at-Cadarache

The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 13 February announced up to $50 million in cross-cutting departmental funding for programmes to support fusion energy research and development. 

Date: Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-us-funding-for-fusion-research-7775081

Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has secured a five-year contract extension to continue as architect-engineer for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) project.

Date: Friday, 07 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsatkins-and-assystem-win-iter-contracts-7759822