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Neutral Beam Test Facility.

In the industrial outskirts of Padua, Italy, about 40 kilometres west of Venice, the long white buildings of the PRIMA Neutral Beam Test Facility are now ready to receive equipment, after a little over a year of construction activity. At PRIMA, the components of ITER's most powerful heating system--neutral beam injection--will be tested in advance of ITER operation. Europe, Japan and India are contributing all components according to the specifications of Procurement Arrangements signed with the ITER Organization; Italy is building the facility as a voluntary contribution to the neutral beam development program. The PRIMA facility is hosted by Consorzio RFX, an Italian research laboratory for plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion.

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Title Annotation:ITER Update
Publication:Fusion Power Report
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4EUFR
Date:Jul 1, 2014
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