developing burning-plasma-relevant technology provide added confidence that a burning plasma experiment can be carried out.


In summary, the committee finds that the progress made in fusion science and fusion technology increases confidence in the readiness to proceed with a burning plasma experiment—the next step for the U.S. fusion program and one the committee has found to be of great scientific and technological value. The committee recommends that, subject to the conditions listed herein, the United States enter ITER negotiations while the strategy for an expanded U.S. fusion program is being further defined and evaluated.


John Ahearne

BPAC Co-Chair

Raymond Fonck

BPAC Co-Chair

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