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This paper provides an outline of the process which it is hoped will generate power by the fusion of light nuclei. It details the stages reached in the JET tokamak towards the development of a practical fusion reactor, in particular in the areas of plasma heating and confinement. Present results are reviewed and plans for the next two years in JET are described; these involve operation with deuterium/tritium plasmas and, since JET will become radioactive, the use of remote handling equipment. The information that results will be used in the design of next step devices such as NET or ITER, though the JET machine has already been able to demonstrate the feasibility of the control of thermonuclear grade plasmas.

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Authors: REBUT P H, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(89)20 EN (1989)
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199010697 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en