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This report provides an overview of the scientific, technical and administrative status of the Joint European Torus (JET) programme, which is intended to be comprehensible to the average member of the public. The first part of the report includes a brief introduction, provides an overview of the planning of the report and sets the background to the project. This is followed by a description of JET and its experimental programme and explains its position in the overall Euratom and International Fusion Programmes. The following section reports the technical status of JET including: the completion of technical changes during the latest shutdown to install the next stage divertor configuration; preparations for future tritium experiments and progress on systems for future operation. This is followed by a section on scientific achievements during 1996. It sets out progress towards reactor conditions and compares the performance between JET and other tokamaks. The scientific part of this report concludes with a description of the proposed future programme of JET until its planned conclusion. The second part of the report explains the organization and management of the project. It describes the administration of JET, in which it details the budget situation; contractual arrangements; and sets out staffing arrangements and complement.

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Authors: JET, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-JET-AR19 EN (1997) 87pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3EA (GB)
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