Number of the week

10 new countries

Major changes were afoot for EFDA ten years ago, as ten countries signed a treaty to join the European Union.

Lawson’s three criteria

In the fifties it seemed nearly impossible, but we are on the brink of creating the conditions for fusion power

14.1 mega-electron volts

Fusion produces particles with more than a million times more energy than coal does.

900 seconds of stable plasma

JET experiments will help ITER achieve a plasma world record.

Six orders of magnitude

The world of fusion seems a million miles away from every day life

36% of the electricity market for fusion

Modelling of the future global energy mix shows that fusion has a big role to play.

More powerful than the sun

ITER will be 2150 times more efficient than the sun.

Inconel 600

A super-hot plasma needs a super-alloy

Pulse number 81374

In 81374 pulses at JET we have learnt a lot!

20 millionths of a millibar of gas

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

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.