THE EUROPEAN NUCLEAR FUSION EXPERIMENT JET
The design phase of JET began in 1973 on the basis of the Tokamak Concept for the magnetic inclusion of the plasma. The aim of JET is above all: 1. To investigate the plasma inclusion in reactor dimensions, 2. To study the alternate effects between plasma and wall under these conditions and to find conditions for a clean, hot plasma, 3. To optimize the heating of plasma including high frequency heating, and 4. To reach plasma conditions in which the alpha particle heating prevails in the centre of the plasma, for a deuterium-tritium mixture. The last aim means that JET must be designed for the tritium procedure which entails considerable additional technical measures such as neutron screening (for which there is a 2.8 metre thick concrete wall), Tritium handling and the remote control of the machine. It will be necessary in future to supplement present investigations in JET by experiments in Tokamaks with other plasma definition and other kinds of impurity control.
Bibliographic Reference: ATOMWIRTSCHAFT-ATOMTECHNIK, VOL. XXVIII (1983), NO. 10, PP. 500-503
Record Number: 1989122038500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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