1. What is KSTAR (Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research)?
KSTAR, a tokamak-typed nuclear fusion reactor, is being developed by the researchers and scientists of NFRI, Korea, and will be the cornerstone of constructing a Korean fusion power plant. It was December 1995 when the construction of KSTAR started, and was completed in August 2007. KSTAR will conduct a variety of experiments and tests which materialize the fusion energy development.
What is a Tokamak?
It is a nuclear fusion device for confining ultra high temperature plasma using the magnetic field, which is served as an environment where nuclear fusion like the one of the Sun takes place.