We are pleased to announce that the COMPASS-U project have received the formal grant agreement for a funding by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.
In 4-5 years the fusion community can await a brand new, 5 T, 2 MA machine, which will explore the power exhaust physics and the potential of liquid metals. The COMPASS-U tokamak will be the only European device that could (and is ready to) install and test the LM divertor before 2028.
COMPASS-U will be a high-magnetic field device with relevant plasma geometries. The purpose of the project is to address some of the key gaps in the Plasma Exhaust Physics (PEX) due to suitable divertor configuration and extreme power fluxes generating conditions in the divertor similar to the future fusion reactors.
2 Mar 2018