JET, the largest tokamak on the eve of DT operation
EUROfusion Consortium, JET, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB, UK
2 JET Exploitation Unit, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB, UK
3 European Commission, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
4 See the Appendix of F. Romanelli et al., Proceedings of the 25th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Joint European Torus (JET) is the world’s largest operating tokamak and the only such machine capable of operating with the fuel mixture (deuterium-tritium) foreseen for a fusion reactor. Since it came into operation in 1983, JET has explored fusion plasmas “in conditions and dimensions approaching those of a fusion reactor” . JET has demonstrated world-record levels of fusion power and energy production, in conditions where the ratio of the fusion power generated to the input power to the plasma, Q, approaches unity.
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