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The Joint European Torus, JET, the largest and most successful Tokamak in the world, was concieved from the start as a research project with very ambitious aims and a bold approach to extrapolations of the physics and technology base as well as the international nature of its organization. Throughout its operating life JET has maintained this approach and, with its own innovative and flexible design, has extended its performance far beyond the initially intended boundaries thereby retaining a lead in virtually all areas of fusion research. JET has shown a willingness to venture far beyond the technology base of the time into new areas and new dimensions. This paper highlights a few examples which illustrate the approach taken in JET to work closely with industry and the European Associations to extend the technology beyond the current state of the art whilst maintaining a tight grip on the fundamental requirements of cost and time schedule.

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Authors: PICK M A AND THE JET TEAM, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: The Technological Achievements and Experience at JET, JET-P(98)34
Record Number: 199910788 / Last updated on: 1999-05-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en