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Europe, Japan Finalizing Reduced ITER Design

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Science  03 Dec 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5446, pp. 1829-1831
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5446.1829b

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MUNICH, GERMANY-- European and Japanese fusion researchers have drawn up what they hope will be a winning design for a scaled-down version of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). Last week ITER scientists described key elements of the smaller and cheaper design at a seminar here for policy-makers, industrialists, and journalists. Details will be revealed next month, in time to influence political decisions to be made starting next summer in Europe and Japan, the two major ITER partners.