Advances in fusion energy technology solves sudden loss of plasma energy issue

09/30/2014 - 00:00

By Lynne Degitz -

US ITER researchers based at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are leading the development of a disruption mitigation system to reduce the effects of plasma disruptions on ITER. The US Domestic Agency for ITER signed a formal arrangement with the ITER Organization on 29 July for the work and during the week of 8 September the ITER Fuelling & Wall Conditioning Section leader, So Maruyama, paid a visit to Oak Ridge to assess US progress and plan for an upcoming design review of the ITER disruption mitigation technologies.