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Glossary Term: DEMO

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DEMO is the successor of the international fusion experiment ITER and the next step on the way to realise fusion energy. Its purpose is to develop and test technologies, physics regimes and control routines for operating a fusion reactor not as a scientific experiment, but as a power plant. One of the key criteria for DEMO is the production of electricity (albeit not at the price and the quantities of commercial power plants).