Yamato Gokin currently provides special copper alloy parts to the I-international nuclear fusion research and engineering project called ITER, or International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. We supply our copper chromium alloy for the piping of diverters, an essential part of the reactor. A diverter is a device within a tokamak or stellarator (plasma container) that allows the removal of waste material from the plasma while the reactor is still in operation. The size of the diverter’s heat dispersion exceeds the heat load of a space shuttle returning from space into Earth’s atmosphere.
To make products that meet the strict standards of the project, the production of the diverter parts take special know-how and skill. With our insatiable need to challenge our skills and know-how, we continue to develop new special copper alloy products.
For more information about the ITER project, please visit, the ITER Organization’s website, or QST’s (representative agency of Japan) website.
※The ITER project includes contributions from Japan, China, the EU, India, Russia, South Korea, and the United States, and was established in 2007. It is expected to be completed in 2025.