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Korea Plans New Tokamak Machine

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Science  22 Dec 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5244, pp. 1918
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5244.1918a

Summary

Korea announced plans to spend $300 million on an advanced superconducting tokamak machine as part of its effort to become a fusion leader. Physicists say the project will give Korea the expertise needed to join an even bigger program, the $10 billion International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, meant to demonstrate fusion as a commercial source of power. To realize its ambitions, Korea is seeking international funding and technical support. But with the U.S. fusion budget shrinking, scientists said at a meeting last week, advice may be all that Korea gets