The Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research, ITER’s neighbour in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, has published issue #8 of the WEST newsletter.
The issue features a report about the integration of WEST into the EUROfusion ITER Physics Programme, progress on the calibration of diagnostics in the machine, and the test deployment of a WEST inspection robot inside of the EAST tokamak.
WEST stands for (W Environment in Steady-state Tokamak), where "W" is the chemical symbol of tungsten. The Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research is modifying the Tore Supra plasma facility to become a test platform open to all ITER partners.
Read the eighth issue of the WEST Newsletter here.