Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Assembly of Nuclear Fusion Generation Test Equipment Begins in Japan

Assembly of Nuclear Fusion Generation Test Equipment Begins in Japan: http://www.power-eng.com/news/2013/01/28/assembly-of-nuclear-fusion-generation-test-equipment-begins-in-japan.html ..." The equipment will be assembled over six years at the agency's Naka Fusion Institute in Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo.
The experiment, scheduled to start in March 2019, will focus on transforming the fuel into a high-pressure plasma state, aiming to achieve electricity generation by recreating the nuclear fusion reactions inside the sun.
The equipment, called JT-60SA, will be built jointly by Japan and European countries.
Superconducting coil and vacuum vessels inside the equipment will use strong magnetic fields and electric current to contain the plasma."
" In nuclear fusion generation, one gram of fuel would produce energy equivalent to that generated from 8 tons of petroleum, through the atomic fusion of deuterium extracted from seawater and tritium.
The countries involved are hoping for the commercial launch of the new type of power generation, which leaves little nuclear waste, as early as the middle of the century." 

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