Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor
Photo Date: 11 June 1981
Photo Number: 114 013 002
In operation since 1983, the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) has set a number of world records, including a plasma temperature of 510 million degrees centigrade -- the highest ever produced in a laboratory, and well beyond the 100 million degrees required for commercial fusion. In addition to meeting its physics objectives, TFTR achieved all of its hardware design
goals, thus making substantial contributions in many areas of fusion technology development.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is the only U.S. Department of Energy
National Laboratory dedicated to the development of fusion energy science.
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