Fushion Science ArchivesAbout NIFS

Taking a Lesson from the Past

Fusion Science Archives preserves and maintains collections of historical documents and materials that are related to fusion research in Japan. These activities are important from the viewpoint of the historical evaluation of fusion research and its social accountability. New items are constantly added through domestic and international collaborations. They are stored in acid-free folders and boxes. The total number of registered items is now about 24,000 (See Figure). Most of those catalogues are available to the public through the internet in a hierarchical structure and can be accessed by the use of an electronic retrieval system.