Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
Scientific result | Highlight | Energies | Nuclear reactors
The WEST tokamak produced its first plasma on December 14, 2016 and is now preparing to test key components for ITER.
This milestone caps off a long list of operations carried out since 2013 by the Tore Supra reactor. Preparations on the machine continue in light of a first experimental campaign scheduled for spring 2017. WEST will enable CEA and its domestic and international partners to validate technology "building blocks" for the ITER project.
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