A group of Polish researchers is contributing to an international project to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor in the south of France, a news agency has reported.
Researchers from the Łódź University of Technology in central Poland are involved in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project, one of the world’s most expensive research undertakings, Poland’s PAP news agency reported.
Researchers from European Union countries, the United States, Japan, South Korea, China, Russia and India are taking part in the project, which has cost over EUR 18 billion since it was launched a decade ago, the PAP news agency reported.
Once up and running, the facility will generate energy in a nuclear fusion process similar to that powering the Sun and stars, according to scientists.
Researchers from the Łódź University of Technology’s Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science are helping develop instrumentation and control systems to ensure stable operation of the facility and occupational safety, the Polish news agency reported.