JET operation & experiments

JET’s next tritium experiments materialise

Experiments with tritium are rare events which spark curiosity amongst the fusion community both in Europe and beyond. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, home to JET, has just received the first batch of tritium as part of preparations for the next set of full tritium experiments. [updated July 2015]

ELMs – friend or foe?

ELMs in a tokamak have nothing to do with the long-lived, solid, serene tree.

An airport for JET

Every component going into JET goes through the beryllium handling facility for a security screening and a passport check

Journey to the centre of the torus

A team of explorers has been sent to the heart of JET…

Pump down begins

Maintenance completed, pump down has commenced on a “cleaner than expected” JET torus.

Neutron calibration completed

It’s a tricky process making sure you are measuring your fusion power correctly.

The eyes and ears of JET

While others caroused during the Christmas – New Year break, the Shift Techs and Incident Response Officers were on duty 24 hours a day.

2013: High performance, high temperatures and high spirits!

In its 30th year of operation, JET is preparing to push its performance to even higher levels.

Successful experimental campaign closes

As JET goes into a period of maintenance and upgrade, staff prepare to work hard during shutdown.

The ITER-Like Wall in the limelight

Six months of successful experimentation with the ITER-Like Wall will be celebrated at the Plasma Surface Interaction Conference this week.

This work has been carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium and has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 633053. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission.