The assembly of Wendelstein 7-X began

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After many years of calculations, preparation and production of the components, the project Wendelstein 7-X is now entering a new phase in the Greifswald branch of Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP - Institut fur Plasmaphysik ), the assembly of the fusion facility has debuted.

While industrial production is still ongoing, the assembly of the large facility was initialized with the threading of the first magnetic coil on the recipient's plasma. The construction of the facility will take about 6 years.

The aim of fusion research is to achieve reproduce existing phenomena in the sun and allow to obtain energy by fusing atomic nuclei. To start this fusion of fire, a hydrogen plasma must be confined in magnetic fields and carries at temperatures of over 100 million degrees Celsius. Wendelstein 7-X will, once ended, the largest facility stellarator type fusion world. Its objective will be to analyze the ability of plants of this type for nuclear fusion.

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- Internet: http://www.ipp.mpg.de
Sources: Depeche idw, Press release of the PPI, 19 / 04 / 2005
Editor: Nicolas Condette, nicolas.condette@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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