What are projects about nuclear controlled fusion reactor to achieve Q > 1

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What are projects about nuclear controlled fusion reactor to achieve Q > 1, or possibly obtain Q > 1.
 

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You have asked this in another thread, why are you making another thread?

I think a thermonuclear bomb would qualify as having Q greater than one, but that is not controlled as well as anyone would like.
 
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The goal of ITER is to achieve a Q = 10, to have a high enough thermal efficiency for a power plant design.
 
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I was wondering about that but I could not find the specific information until now.

It is based around a hydrogen plasma torus operating at over 100 million °C, and will produce 500 MW of fusion power.

http://www.iter.org/Parameters.htm [Broken]
http://www.iter.org/plasmascenarios.htm [Broken]

http://www.iter.org/reports.htm [Broken]

Previous experiments page - http://www.iter.org/experiments.htm [Broken]
 
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Here's a few links about the performance of JT-60 if you're interested. I guess they were able to reach gains of 1.25 or thereabouts.

http://www.mext.go.jp/english/news/1998/06/980611.htm [Broken]
http://www.jaeri.go.jp/english/press/980625-jt/ [Broken]
 
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