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This paper reports the first deuterium-tritium (D-T) fusion experiments in the geometry of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), with long pulse length and an ITER-like divertor. It first discusses the technical preparations for these D-T experiments and the issues of loading the vessel walls with tritium and of tritium clean-up. It then discusses important physics results of ELMy H-modes, the standard ITER mode of operation; the present ITER scaling for the L-H threshold power needs to be modified to include a favourable mass dependence (approximately 1/A); and the A(0.41) mass dependence in the ITER scaling for the energy confinement time has to be removed. Finally, world records in fusion performance are reported.

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Authors: KEILHACKER M, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(97)55 EN (1997) 7pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199810430 / Last updated on: 1998-03-31
Original language: en
Available languages: en