On Friday, October 22, the COMPASS tokamak was removed from the IPP's experimental hall. Following dismantling the support and diagnostic systems that took place since September, the 25-tonne device was lifted by a bridge crane and loaded onto a truck. COMPASS stayed in the experimental hall of IPP for fourteen years and had more than twelve years of successful experiments.
COMPASS was successfully launched in 2009 and the scientific results obtained on it exceeded initial expectations and put the Czech research team at the top of European research in controlled nuclear fusion. More than 21,000 high-temperature plasma discharges were emitted during that time, and it significantly contributed to the advancement of nuclear fusion research. COMPASS also sparked interest in this research from many students who are now in the field.
26 Oct 2021