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Abstract

The primary objective of JET is to bridge the gap between the parameters of present experiments and those required for a fusion reactor by obtaining and studying a plasma in conditions and with dimensions approaching those needed in a reactor. The Scientific Programme is to be arranged to achieve that objective as expeditiously as possible, given the various technical constraints and the requirement that the programme shall provide the data on plasma behaviour necessary for the design of a future reactor. The project development plan foresees four phases in the operation of JET and these are summarized, with the objectives of each phase. More speculatively, planned dates and installed heating power are indicated. The programme as shown is almost entirely paced by the availability of additional heating. In the case of Neutral Injection the dates for higher performance are subject to the outcome of the Neutral Injection development and construction programme; in the case of Radio Frequency heating it depends on the continued success of heating at the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Frequency (ICRF).

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Authors: GIBSON A JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK), JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUROPHYSICS NEWS, VOL. 14 (1983), NO. 4, PP. 3-7
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