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Week 66: The race is on!

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At opposite sides of the torus  welding teams led by Andy Parsloe and Ian Merrigan are working to complete the seal welds around the rotary valves...

JET’s new divertor

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Further information Limiters and Divertors Philippe Mertens from Forschungszentrum Jülich is checking the solid tungsten lamellae on...

Week 65: Anyone for TAE?

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The ‘TAE antennae’ was mentioned in week 46 when one of the antenna arrays was reinstalled. That assembly was removed and replaced without...

Installing a bespoke component

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Remote Handling at JET allows advanced engineering work inside the vacuum vessel without the need for manned access. A Remote Handling...

Week 64: What is in a vacuum?

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Vacuum is often thought of as the ‘absence of everything’. However the vacuum requirements for JET demand that we understand the residual gases in the...

On the shoulders of giants

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More about Ernest Rutherford “I was standing on the shoulders of giants” It is uncertain whether Albert Einstein really said this or...

Week 63: A summary

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It has really been exciting to see the wall starting to look like the virtual reality model. Guy Matthews, Leader for the ITER-Like Wall Project ...

A look into the vessel

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The photograph was taken by colleague Lee Hackett during the installation of the Octant 4 duct in November 2010. The actively cooled duct is part of...

Week 62: Season’s Greetings

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Most of the staff at Culham are enjoying a well earned Christmas break but a few essential staff will be on-site 24 hours a day throughout the holiday...

Week 61: Safety first

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When JET is operating, the plasma produces neutrons, and the production of neutrons is one of the key measurements of performance. But how do we count...

Happy Christmas and a successful New Year

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EFDA JET is wishing to all involved in fusion research Happy Christmas and a successful New Year. We are back on the 4 January.

The Third Tokamak at Culham

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The old tape storage library has recently been decommissioned. Due to its resemblance to the shape of JET and Mast, it has been referred to as...

Week 60: Re-installed before Christmas

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One of the targets of the shutdown was to have completed the re-installation of the ‘big’ components of the Neutral Beam Enhancement (NBE) programme...

A shiny copper duct

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This image gives an impression of the size of the shiny copper made duct. The two identical mouths of the duct are 90 centimetres high each. They...

Week 59: Shutdown plan revised

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The JET shutdown is now nearing its final phase. As of writing, about 40 per cent of the ITER-Like Wall components had already been installed in the...