The impact of the international ITER project on US capabilities in fusion science and technology is diverse and deep. To achieve a reactor-scale burning plasma producing 500 MW of fusion power, ITER required the development and/or advancement of a variety of technologies. US engagement in ITER results in significant benefits to US fusion including technologies, know-how, and experience. ITER will deliver a scientific understanding of burning plasmas, an essential step in the development of an economical fusion power plant.
The following technology areas are directly beneficial to the US fusion industry and the development of fusion energy.
Published content on these areas can be found at the US Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technology Information (OSTI) link provided for each topic.
- Tools and Strategies for Plasma Control and Performance | publications
- Superconducting Magnet Technologies | publications
- Radiation Transport Analysis | publications
- High-Powered Plasma Heating | publications
- Continuous Plasma Fueling | publications
- Fusion Materials | publications
- Fusion Power Handling | publications
- Tritium Processing | publications
- Vacuum Technology Advancement | publications
- Remote Handling Technology | publications
- Diagnostics for Extreme Environments | publications