24. March 2020

ITER ("The Way" in Latin)

is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today.

In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.

The experimental campaign that will be carried out at ITER is crucial to advancing fusion science and preparing the way for the fusion power plants of tomorrow.“

(Source: www.iter.org/proj/inafewlines)

Our contribution

Optical diagnostic instruments are integrated for monitoring purposes. These include EDM (Environmental Desposition Monitoring) and H-alpha, for which we supply the mechanical design. This mainly involves mirrors and their suspensions along the optical path.

As this leads radially outward from the center of the tokamak, this results in very different environmental conditions for the individual components that must be taken into account.

The development is therefore carried out in close coordination with our partners and their experts in structural and thermal analysis, optics, etc.