Message from the EFDA Associate Leader for JET
The success of the first year of experimental campaigns on JET under EFDA has been made possible by the strong involvement of all the parties involved, the Associations, the EFDA Close Support Units and the Operator. The experimental campaigns have had excellent scientific results, including demonstration of ITER-like scenarios, an increased understanding of ELM-physics, the stabilisation of neoclassical tearing modes and the successful use of LH with improved coupling leading to significant progress in advanced scenarios.
The first plasma of the first campaign under EFDA took place on the 31May 2000 as originally planned. Four experimental campaigns were then successfully conducted in 2000-2001, totalling 152 operation days. The reliability and performance of the JET systems were very good during the four campaigns. The few failures of equipment have resulted in […]
Since the last bulletin major international conferences have attracted a considerable number of conference papers. The number of publications in scientific journals is also on the increase after this first year of JET activities under EFDA. Over 90 EFDA papers have been presented to EPS 2001. This large number can certainly only […]
Message from the Operations Director
The UKAEA ‘operations’ staff have worked very hard over the first 15 months of JET under EFDA in support of the overall programme. Highlights include: restart – the first big restart was completed on schedule last May (and one small one in August); experimental campaigns – about 150 days of good operation […]