Wendelstein the first large-scale optimized stellarator, took million working hours to assemble, using one of the most complex engineering models ever devised, and must withstand huge temperature ranges and enormous forces.
The strangely-named and quirky-looking Wendelstein nuclear fusion stellarator has been 15 years in construction and may help realize the long-held goal of continuous operation essential for the success of nuclear fusion power generation.
Scientists have switched on world's largest 'Stellarator' reactor
For more than 60 years, scientists have dreamed of a clean, inexhaustible energy source in the form of nuclear fusion. But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might.