Energy: For the first time international fusion experts gathered in Rome

Worldwide experts in the field of nuclear fusion gathered in Rome for the 22nd International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (PSI Conference). In this framework ENEA with CNR, INFN, and Consortium CREATE are proposing to build in Italy the Divertor Test Tokamak facility, an experimental machine with 50MW of input power that will be ready to produce its first plasma in 2022.

Worldwide experts in the field of nuclear fusion gathered in Rome for the 22nd International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (PSI Conference). In this framework ENEA with CNR, INFN, and Consortium CREATE are proposing to build in Italy the Divertor Test Tokamak facility, an experimental machine with 50MW of input power that will be ready to produce its first plasma in 2022.

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  • Francesco Paradiso
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Worldwide experts in the field of Nuclear Fusion met in Rome for  the 22nd edition of the PSI Conference   to discuss on  nuclear fusion processes and in particular on the plasma surface interaction  in fusion reactors. The conference was organized by ENEA, leader in the studies on ...

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Worldwide experts in the field of Nuclear Fusion met in Rome for  the 22nd edition of the PSI Conference   to discuss on  nuclear fusion processes and in particular on the plasma surface interaction  in fusion reactors. The conference was organized by ENEA, leader in the studies on nuclear fusion and at the very forefront in  international programs such as ITER, the experimental reactor under construction in France, DEMO, the commercial reactor beyond ITER  which should release energy within 2050,  and Broader Approach, the agreement on fusion research signed by  Europe and Japan

Interview to Giorgio Maddaluno- ENEA "“The International Organising Committeee for the first time appointed ENEA to organise the 22th edition of the Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (PSI) conference. This is just to be considered as the recognition of the activities carried out in these last years by our Agency in the frame of plasma wall interaction studies and, in particular, for solving the problem of plasma energy exhaust, that is to find the way of dissipating the plasma energy outflow without damaging the vacuum chamber where the plasma is confined.”"

The interaction between the plasma and the material facing components is one of the most challenging problems in the achievement of Fusion, since it involves avoiding damages on the containing structures and the purity of the plasma.

In this framework we are proposing to realize in Italy the facility DTT (Divertor Test Tokamak), an experimental machine with 50MW of input that will be ready to realize its first plasma during 2022. The proposal has been realized from the full Italian Fusion system with collaboration among ENEA, CNR, INFN, and Consortium CREATE (a consortium among several Italian Universities working on Fusion).

New magnetic configurations and new material (like liquid metals for the divertor) will be tested on this new Facility, that will be the natural linking ring between ITER and DEMO.

Interview to Flavio Crisanti – ENEA “"DTT will cover one of the most fundamental problems recognized within the European Road Map towards the Fusion: the problem of the thermal loads on the reactor plasma facing components. Within this background ENEA has presented, in Europe and to Our Government, the design of a project with a foreseen cost of 500 millions of Euros. On a short time expect a positive reply from both the parties.”"

DTT represents a new Italian challenge in along the road of the competitiveness and on the technological innovation

Interview to Aldo Pizzuto - ENEA: "DTT is a very important opportunity for our Industrial system to maintain the present International technological competencies that have allowed to give a substantial contributes to the ITER realization. Contribution that, so far, has allowed to have contract for more than 1 billion of Euros and that will substantially increase in the next future."

We are speaking of about 60 % of the total European contracts for the realization of the high level technical components

Interview to Aldo Pizzuto – ENEA “"A new and prestigious realization, at this level of challenging, it will allow our industrial system to go ahead and to be at the technological front end on the road that it twill bring to the achievement of the Fusion Energy target. “

 

 

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