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KSTAR Project

National Fusion Research Institute The next Generation Superconducting nuclear fusion research(KSTAR) 1. What is KSTAR (Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research)? KSTAR, a tokamak-typed nuclear fusion reactor, is being developed by the researchers and scientists of NFRI, Korea, and will be the cornerstone of constructing a Korean fusion power plant. It was December 1995 when the construction of KSTAR started, and ... Read More »

Korea aims at completing a DEMO by 2037

iter newsline 04 Feb, 2013 Korea’s projected K-DEMO: a tokamak with a 6.65-metre major radius (as compared to ITER’s 6.21 metres), a peak TF field of ~16 Tesla, and a TF field at plasma centre of ~7.6 Tesla. Harnessing fusion energy in the 21st century is a lot like going to the Moon in the 1970s. At that time, as ... Read More »

South Korea makes billion-dollar bet on fusion power Jan. 21, 2013 Reactor to be built in 2030s represents a step towards commercial use. The K-STAR nuclear fusion reactor, in Daejeon, South Korea, will be succeeded by a larger, more ambitious project. South Korea has embarked on the development of a preliminary concept design for a fusion power demonstration reactor in collaboration with the US Department of Energy’s ... Read More »

PPPL teams with South Korea on the forerunner of a commercial fusion power station

PPPL By John Greenwald December 21, 2012 (Photo by Courtesy of South Korea’s National Fusion Research Institute.) Schematic sketch of the proposed K-DEMO fusion facility. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has joined forces with researchers in South Korea to develop a pre-conceptual design for a pioneering fusion facility in that Asian nation. The proposed device, ... Read More »