A Review of the DOE Plan for U.S. Fusion Community by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Plasma Science Committee, Committee to Review the U.S. ITER Science Participation Planning Process

ITER provides the U.S. and its overseas companions with the chance to discover new and intriguing frontiers of plasma technological know-how whereas bringing the promise of fusion power in the direction of truth. The ITER venture has garnered the dedication and may draw at the medical strength of 7 foreign companions, China, the eu Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia, and the USA, nations that characterize greater than 1/2 the world's inhabitants. The luck of ITER is determined by each one partner's skill to totally have interaction itself within the clinical and technological demanding situations posed via advancing our knowing of fusion. during this booklet, the nationwide study Council assesses the present U.S. division of power (DOE) plan for U.S. fusion neighborhood participation in ITER, evaluates the plan's components, and recommends acceptable objectives, tactics, and metrics for attention sooner or later improvement of the plan.

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Fusion Community Participation in the ITER Program, June 7, 2006, p. 33. pdf, last viewed July 22, 2008. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. S. S. S. S. S. involvement in the ITER research program. S. fusion energy research program. S. S. base program. ” ITER is a scientifically, technologically, and organizationally chal­ lenging project. Setting and then meeting ambitious, yet realistic, mile­ stones will not only demonstrate progress toward achieving the planned research but it will also support and encourage the international partners in ITER.

S. S. international partners in ITER are explicitly orga­ nized toward developing fusion energy and a Demonstration Power Plant (DEMO). This focus gives them a clear goal for their develop­ ment of fusion power. Also of note is the much larger funding profile for fusion energy research in the EU and Japan, which allows them to pursue the energy goal more aggressively. S. S. S. 3). S. S. fusion community’s ability to keep its research plan abreast of the plans of its foreign colleagues. S. S. S.

C. Closed Session 7:30 am Breakfast available 8:00 am Committee discussion 10:00 am Break Open Session 10:15 am DOE perspectives and plans for engagement of ITER E. Oktay, DOE/OFES 10:50 am Discussion Committee and Guests 11:00 am Perspectives from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) K. Beers, OSTP 11:25 am Discussion Committee and Guests 11:30 am ITER Organization engagement of member states and research agenda D. Campbell, ITER Organization, Fusion Science and Technology Department [by telephone] 12:20 pm Discussion Committee and Guests 39 Copyright © National Academy of Sciences.

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