The JT-60SA device

 

What is JT-60SA?

JT-60SA is a fusion experiment designed to support the operation of ITER and to investigate how best to optimise the operation of fusion power plants that are built after ITER. It is a joint international research and development project involving Japan and Europe, and is to be built in Naka, Japan using infrastructure of the existing JT-60 Upgrade experiment. SA stands for "super, advanced", since the experiment will have superconducting coils and study advanced modes of plasma operation. Further details of its experimental programme are explained in the JT-60SA Research Plan.

What is fusion?

Fusion is the energy source of the sun and the stars. On earth, fusion research is aimed at demonstrating that this energy source can be used to produce electricity in a safe and environmentally benign way, with abundant fuel resources, to meet the needs of a growing world population.

What's New

February 2019 Newsletter released

March 11, 2019 This edition reports on visit of the State Minister of MEXT and ENEA experts at the QST Naka site, installation of the JT-60SA torus peripheral components, the cryostat top lid manufacturing, the CEA superconducting magnet power supply ceremony, and the first design review meeting for the massive gas injection system. Read more


January 2019 Newsletter released

February 8, 2019 This edition reports on visit of VIPs and experts at the QST Naka site, the progress of the cryostat thermal shields manufacturing, the development of a vibration damper for the central solenoid, and the 23rd BA Steering Committee Meeting. Read more


December 2018 Newsletter released

January 15, 2019 This edition reports on the courtesy call on the Vice-Governor of Ibaraki Prefecture, installation of the JT-60SA torus peripheral components, the gas circulation device of JT-60SA, manufacture of the cryostat top lid, the 11th design review meeting for the superconducting magnet power supplies, the 2nd Association of Asia-Pacific Physical Societies—Division of Plasma Physics Conference, and the 31st Technical Coordination Meeting. Read more


November 2018 Newsletter released

December 4, 2018 This edition reports on the installation of 10 oblique port thermal shields and all superconducting magnet power supplies, the completion of the central solenoid manufacturing, the 23rd Meeting of the Satellite Tokamak Programme Project Committee, the 27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, and news from the Naka Fusion Institute. Read more


October 2018 Newsletter released

November 1, 2018
This edition reports on release of the JT-60SA Research Plan Version 4.0, delivery of the resistive wall mode control coil power supply to the Naka site, the support structure of the central solenoid module connection pipes, installation of stages in the vacuum vessel, evaluation of the actual polarisation rotator, visit of experts at the Naka site, and the SOFT 2018. Read more


September 2018 Newsletter released

October 16, 2018
This edition reports on installation of the equilibrium field coils, delivery of the 19th toroidal field coil, manufacturing of the cryostat top lid, completion of stacking of the central solenoid modules, status of coil terminal box assembly, performance test of the electron cyclotron range of frequency system, and the tests of the resistive wall mode control coil power supply. Read more


JT-60SA Research Plan v4.0 released

September 25, 2018
The latest version of the JT-60SA Research Plan has been released. This version will be the basis of Experimental Plans for JT-60SA. Read more


 

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