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Camp Name : ITER reactor is switched
Parent Camp : Agreement
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Edit summary : fusion reactor is switched onITER (originally the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is a prototype fusion power plant constructed in France. The most complex machine ever created by humans, it aims to become the first project of its kind to demonstrate efficient and economic use of fusion reactions – the same processes occurring naturally within the Sun. While human-made fusion had been achieved briefly and on small scales in the past, these tests resulted in a net loss of energy. By contrast, ITER is designed to produce a plasma that releases the equivalent of 500 megawatts (MW) of power, during much longer pulses than any previous machine.Built at a cost of €22 billion (US$26.1 billion), over a period of nearly two decades, ITER is among the biggest science projects ever undertaken, second only to the International Space Station. This joint research experiment is funded by countries including China, the European Union (EU) members, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States. To demonstrate net fusion power on a large scale, the reactor core is required to simulate conditions at the centre of the Sun.
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