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]

JET operation secured until 2018

After months of preparation, the European Commission and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy signed the operation contract for Europe’s largest fusion experiment.

Scientific Vandalism helps ITER

Scientists at JET, the world’s largest fusion energy research facility, have been deliberately melting parts of their own machine as they test materials for the fusion reactors of the future. These apparent acts of scientific vandalism are actually courageous experiments which have yielded valuable information for ITER.

An airport for JET

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

How far we have come

Two days of celebrations took us from JET’s first pulse – a tiny blip on an oscilloscope – to its current role as the biggest tokamak in the world.

JET celebrates JET – and ITER

The world’s largest fusion device, the Joint European Torus (JET), has passed a landmark 30 years of operation – but researchers are firmly focused on JET’s continuing role as a test bed for the international fusion experiment ITER, being built in the south of France.

30 years of JET – Paving the way for ITER’s take-off

Happy 30th anniversary JET!

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.

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.