The project proposal DTT, Divertor Tokamak Test facility, issued in 2015, is described in analytical form in the volume "DTT Divertor Tokamak Test facility. Project Proposal" published by ENEA in July 2015, ISBN: 978-88-8286-318-0, also available in electronic format (see section “Documents”). The DTT proposal is also described in a Special Section of Fusion Engineering and Design, Vol. 122, 2017, pp. 253-294.
The complex and articulated project,involving about a hundred researchers from Italian and foreign universities and laboratories, was coordinated by R.Albanese (Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy and CREATE, Italy), F.Crisanti (ENEA, Italy), R. Martone (Università della Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Italy and CREATE, Italy) and A. Pizzuto (ENEA, Italy).
Thanks to the qualification and dedication of the team, the project was able to represent an innovative and thorough proposal in the road map towards the implementation of energy from controlled thermonuclear fusion.
Afterword, the project was approved by the Italian authorities, on the basis of a financial plan based on ministerial and regional financing and on a wide European support obtained within the framework of the European Plan for Infrastructure Investments.
In the recent past, a number of important further steps have been made, including the review of some of the machine parameters, the revision of some critical subsystem of the project, the selection of the site, the creation of a first provisional organizational and managerial structure.
Aim of this website is provide, step by step, timely and detailed information on the progress of the program. It is a strong conviction of the project team that the DTT will not only be an important step towards the commercial and peaceful use of the fusion but also an important opportunity for a new qualified scientific international cooperation.
The coordination team.
R. Albanese, F. Crisanti, P. Martin, R. Martone, A. Pizzuto.
Roma, 30 August 2018