JET operation & experiments

1991: Fusion power is born

Fusion power was born with the first D-T experiment 20 years ago.

Praise for “splendid achievement”

EFDA leader congratulates the ITER-Like Wall project team for the parent of all upgrades.

20 millionths of a millibar of gas

The pressure inside JET is 50 milllion times less than the atmosphere around us.

Hotspot detection system goes live

A new imaging system to monitor the plasma inside JET will give scientists much greater ability to control the experiment.

Let’s start again!

The scientists are back in Culham. Last Friday the first experiments started at JET.

World’s largest fusion experiment back in operation

After an 18-month shutdown to upgrade the machine and four months of commissioning, the Joint European Torus (JET), the world’s largest magnetic fusion device, is ready to start new experiments. The inside of the vessel now has a completely new wall. JET is the first fusion machine to test the […]

The first plasma after the shutdown

A fantastic result! Upgraded JET’s first plasma exceeds all expectations! Now, let the experiments begin…

A pink, poached salmon plasma

Yesterday afternoon, the control room at the heart of JET was crowded and full of expectation. After an eighteen-month shutdown to upgrade the machine and four months of careful commissioning, the scientists were waiting so see the first plasma on the screen. The biggest part of this upgrade was to […]

Experimental Programme in the pipeline

We are all extremely pleased with the outcome and I wish to thank the Task Force Leaders, Task Force members and the Associations for the extraordinary amount and quality of the work they have done in preparation of the meeting. George Sips, organiser of the meeting The second General Planning […]

Participation is important

From 1-5 March, the “1st General Planning Meeting” was held at the JET. In total around 120 participants contributed in person or remotely to preparate the experimental programme in 2011 and beyond.

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.

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