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The JET Project

A step towards the production of power by nuclear fusion

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Nuclear fusion research aims to make available a new energy resource for mankind. This energy is released when isotopes of hydrogen fuse to form helium. The process occurs naturally in the centre of the Sun and similar very high temperature conditions are necessary to release fusion energy on earth. JET is a major European nuclear fusion experiment, it is intended to produce conditions approaching those necessary in a fusion reactor and to permit a realistic evaluation of the prospects for fusion as a future energy source.

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Talk presented to the Anglo American Conference on Energy and Aerospace organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and held in London 5–7 December 1978

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Gibson, A. The JET Project. Naturwissenschaften 66, 481–488 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00404857

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Keywords

  • Hydrogen
  • Helium
  • Energy Source
  • Energy Resource
  • Fusion Reactor