The T-15 is a Russian (previously Soviet) nuclear fusion research reactor located at the Kurchatov Institute, based on the (Soviet-invented) tokamak design. It was the first fusion reactor to use superconducting magnets to control the plasma.
The T-15 achieved its first plasma in 1988. From 1996 to 1998 a series of upgrades were made, in order to conduct research preliminarily for the design work on ITER, which will also use superconducting magnets.
As of January 2005[update], experiments are suspended due to a lack of funding.
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