Harnessing the sun: Europe and Brazil strengthen ties in fusion research
The European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the Brazilian Government have today signed a cooperation agreement in fusion energy research. Fusion aims to recreate the same reaction which fires the sun. Euratom sees the agreement as a step forward in the potential involvement of Brazil in the international fusion project ITER, the world's most ambitious fusion experimental reactor, which is currently under construction in Cadarache (France).
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