Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 64 / Number 2 / August 2013 / Pages 86-95
Keynote and Plenary - I / Proceedings of the Twentieth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE-2012) (Part 1), Nashville, Tennessee, August 27-31, 2012
Five years have passed since the Broader Approach (BA) activities launched in 2007 under the framework of collaboration between Japan and EURATOM. In the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activities (EVEDA) project, commissioning of the prototype lithium test loop was completed in March 2011, and a lithium flow of 25 mm thick at 15 m/s was obtained in July 2012. Components of the prototype accelerator are being fabricated. Injector will be delivered in Rokkasho in March 2013 followed by the validation test of the accelerator. In the International Fusion Energy Research Center (IFERC) project, five R&Ds mainly on DEMO blanket are being carried out at a newly constructed DEMO R&D facility. A high performance supercomputer with a LINPAC performance of 1.27 Pflops is now operational for the fusion simulation. In the Satellite Tokamak Program (STP) project, JT-60 torus disassembly is almost completed, and manufacture of tokamak components such as PF coils, vacuum vessel, cryostat are being fabricated on schedule. JT-60SA construction will start in Dec.2012. Present status and recent achievements of these BA activities are summarized.