Russia's participation in ITER brings us closer to the creation of its own fusion reactor


Recently, our country sent a 200-ton coil to France, which will become a key element in the international ITER project.


It is worth noting that our scientists have been working on this most complex electromagnet 9 meters in diameter for 14 years. This coil of a poloidal field is necessary to keep the plasma heated to 300 million degrees inside a thermonuclear reactor.

Tellingly, a similar element for ITER was also created by Chinese scientists. However, their coil could not hold the plasma and had to be redesigned.

Undoubtedly, Russian engineers have done a tremendous job. In this regard, many of our compatriots have a quite reasonable question: why, in the current conditions, help an international project? After all, where is the guarantee that after the completion of the fusion reactor in France, our "partners" will not exclude Russia from the project, while obtaining an endless source of cheap energy.

In fact, everything is not so. ITER is only an experimental project. Each of the 35 participants will build their own reactor. At the same time, everyone realizes that the first country to build an efficient fusion reactor will receive a huge advantage.

Speaking of the last one. To date, Russia has greatly succeeded in this matter. Last year, we launched a modified T-15MD tokamak, which is gradually increasing its power.

In addition, Rosatom recently reported that by the end of this year, a prototype equipment for our own future thermonuclear reactor, which is superior to ITER, will be assembled.

The essence of the above is that participation in the international project has brought great benefits to Russia. In particular, thanks to the perseverance of our engineers, who spent 14 years creating the reel sent to France, our country received unique Technology, which in the future will allow the creation of hybrid installations of cheap and safe energy.

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  1. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 20 November 2022 09: 37
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    All scientific ties are curtailed, exchanges and access to information are either terminated or hindered. This is a long-term policy and praises of international cooperation, if they will, then not even tomorrow. In all respects, it is more a matter of money than of the results achieved, and money for our own science will still have to be released.
    1. borisvt Online borisvt
      borisvt (boris) 21 November 2022 18: 23
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      You are right, with Europe, yes.
      But with Asia, with China, in particular, they are expanding - I know firsthand. Their scientists, like some of ours, should not be underestimated.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 November 2022 09: 49
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    So, I am glad that all sorts of Rogozins and Co. have not completely ruined international scientific cooperation. NATO, sanctions, and the Cosmonaut recently flew on an Amer rocket, we are participating here, doctors exchange data and import raw materials and medicine ...

    Thermonuclear has been researched for 50 years, and everything is still far from the reactor ...
    The Chinese are probably closest to the thermonuclear. They have a record plasma temperature, the speed of research, the economy is on the rise, the need for energy is stronger ...
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 20 November 2022 17: 44
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      Our physics and mathematics school is much deeper and stronger than the Chinese one... For now, anyway...
  3. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 20 November 2022 12: 22
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    Tellingly, a similar element for ITER was also created by Chinese scientists. However, their coil could not hold the plasma and had to be redesigned.

    Nevertheless, it seems that successful tests have already been reported!
  4. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 21 November 2022 11: 11
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    Russia's participation in ITER brings us closer to the creation of its own fusion reactor

    Us, who is this?
    Do not confuse us and you.