Fusion history | TFTR designated “Nuclear Historic Landmark”
From the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory:
The American Nuclear Society has bestowed its distinguished Nuclear Historic Landmark designation on the pioneering Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) that ran from 1982 to 1997 at the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
The groundbreaking facility laid the foundation for future fusion power plants and set world records for fusion power (10.7 million watts) in 1994 and total fusion energy production (1,500 million joules) from 1993 to 1997. The achievements marked a major step in fusion history.
The designation, which will be formally announced at the American Nuclear Society’s November meeting, recognizes TFTR “for demonstrating significant fusion energy production and tritium technologies for future nuclear fusion power plants and the first detailed exploration of magnetically confined deuterium-tritium fusion plasmas.
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