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TFR is today the oldest tokamak in operation, but has not yet said its last word. Indeed, after NBI and ICRF, a third heating programme, at the electron cyclotron resonance frequency (ECRF), will be performed in cooperation with FOM (Rijnhuizen, the Netherlands) during 1985. At the end of the year, TFR will definitely be stopped. During twelve years of operation, TFR has substantially contributed to the present understanding of tokamak plasma physics and has strongly influenced other programmes, in particular those of JET and Tore Supra. Among the numerous factors that created the conditions for its fruitful scientific production, two must be underlined: i) a large effort in diagnostics development, and ii) a collective way of working, which allowed all the diagnostics to be used simultaneously and the information to be freely available.

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Bibliographic Reference: NUCLEAR FUSION, VOL. 25 (1985), NO.9, PP. 1025-1032.
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