Evolution of the ITER program and prospect for the next-step fusion DEMO reactors: Status of the fusion energy R&D as ultimate source of energy

Shinzaburo Matsuda, Kenji Tobita

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Abstract

An international joint project of fusion experimental reactor, the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), is reviewed in view of long-range fusion energy research and development (R&D). Its purpose, goal, evolution, and the present construction status are briefly reviewed. While the ITER is a core machine in the present stage, generation of electricity is a role of the next-step fusion demonstration power plant "DEMO." The status of designs and technology R&D for DEMO are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-345
Number of pages25
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DEMO
  • Fusion energy
  • History
  • ITER
  • R&D
  • Reactor technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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