Recent steps towards a controlled thermonuclear fusion reactor with results from the JET tokamak deviceFunded under: FP2-FUSION 10C
At present, the largest of the tokamak experiments in controlled thermonuclear fusion is JET, which is operated in England by the European Community. The plasma parameters such as density and temperatures which have been reached are close to the regime of values needed in a fusion reactor. Among the recent advances is the first time usage at JET of the real fusion reactants, deuterium and tritium, in some discharges. In these pulses a significant amount of fusion power (1.7 MW) was generated. In the near future this research line will be pursued vigorously throughout the world, for example with further extensive research programmes on JET (EC), TFTR (US), JT-60 (Japan), ITER (world-wide), and on numerous smaller devices.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(92)91 EN (1992) 30 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199310237 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en