The process of assembling has started at the JT-60SA
With the placement of the first two, of the total 18, Toroidal Field (TF) coils in the tokamak, the complex process of assembling this magnet has started at the JT-60SA site in Naka, Japan. This is a major achievement resulting from a fruitful collaboration between Japanese ITER Domestic Agency QST and F4E. The TF coils are the backbone of the JT-60SA machine, one of the three projects within the Broader Approach Agreement between Europe and Japan. They are large "D" shaped superconducting magnets whose main task will be to create the main magnetic field needed to confine the plasma. A ceremony to mark this auspicious event was hosted by F4E and QST and held at the JT-60SA site in mid-January.