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Abstract

The JET scientific programme is aimed at the achievement of a deuterium - tritium plasma with parameters close to those envisaged for a fusion reactor. The programme is paced and largely determined by the gradual build-up over four years of the additional heating power into the plasma. The present expectation is that it will be possible to reach conditions where the thermonuclear power in alpha particles makes a significant contribution to the energy balance in the core of the JET plasma. The JET experiment is placed in the context of the European fusion programme and the desiderata and time scales for a large post JET tritium-burning Tokamak (Next European Torus, NET) are deduced.

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Authors: BICKERTON R J JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK), JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: PHYSICA SCRIPTA, VOL. T2/2 (1982), PP. 247-352
Record Number: 1989122046300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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