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Int'l nuclear reactor uses Chinese superconductor

By Cai Min, Zhan Minmin (People's Daily)

16:09, December 06, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The ITER Toroidal Field (TF) superconductor, which was developed by the Hefei Physical Science Institute under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was officially delivered recently.

It is the first Chinese product provided for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project.

The 780-meter-long ITER-TF conductor is the first official product of China's ITER procurement packages and will be used for the construction of the ITER. It is also the first product that China completed ahead of other participants of the ITER project.

Experts believe that is has laid foundation for the development of nuclear fusion technologies and for China's construction of its own fusion reactor. Osamu Motojima, director-general of the ITER, speaks highly of it and believes that China has contributed a lot towards the success of ITER. He also said that it will accelerate the completion of the ITER project. He believes that China is taking a lead in the project.

Cao Jianlin, deputy head of the Ministry of Science and Technology, said that China is a developing country, and it is a success for China to deliver and ship abroad its first ITER product in accordance with international standards for design and manufacturing. China has provided a lot of support for the ITER project and will continue to support domestic research and development as well as manufacturing techniques in this regard.

The aim of ITER project, launched by United States, France, and other countries in the mid-1980s, is to establish the world's first experimental controlled thermonuclear fusion reactor, which can provide a huge amount of clean energy for mankind. China is one of the seven participators in the project and undertakes nearly 10 percent of the procurement package of the ITER.


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