The Kazakhstan Tokamak for Material testing, or KTM, will undergo “
real-mode” testing from November, according to the draft of an updated research program approved last week by the Commission of CIS Member States on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced the approval yesterday.
The world’s biggest tokamak is Iter — a magnetic fusion device that 35 nations are collaborating to build in order to prove the feasibility of the fusion of hydrogen nuclei as a
The Iter organisation describes the KTM as a rather small, spherical machine with a vacuum vessel volume of 12.3 cubic metres. That compares with Iter’s 840 cu m.
Magnetic fields are provided by a central solenoid and an array of 20 toroidal field coils and 18 poloidal field coils. Poloidal and toroidal field coils are copper; the central solenoid is wound with copper and silver alloy conductors. The divertor consists of mounted plates on a rotary table. Plates can be replaced without venting the vacuum vessel by way of the rotating and vertical movements of the table.
Iter says this capability, along with other
KTM experienced its trial
The Commission agreed the updated schedule for KTM during a meeting held on 20 June during Expo 2017 in Astana, and chaired by Rosatom deputy
Source: World Nuclear News