Major changes were afoot for EFDA ten years ago, as ten countries signed a treaty to join the European Union.
The first tritium experiment conducted in 1991, as covered by the BBC news. This report on the Preliminary Tritium Experiment (or PTE) was broadcast around the world.
Fusion power was born with the first D-T experiment 20 years ago.
On 20th May, 2004, JET celebrated its 25th Anniversary of the Laying of the JET Foundation Stone and the 20th Anniversary of the Official Opening of JET.
On 18 May 1979, Dr G. Brunner, the then European Communities Commissioner responsible for energy research, education and science, laid the foundation stone of the JET laboratory. In 1979 the Joint European Torus was an 11-nation project comprising Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Netherlands, West Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and [...]
The celebration on that sunny day brought together over 130 people with diverse backgrounds and ages: engineers, physicists, students, postgraduates, retired staff, and three of the five directors who all made Europe’s largest Fusion Device become such a successful world-class experiment. Hans-Otto Wüster, JET’s very first director, was represented by [...]
JET, the current largest operating fusion experiment in the world, came to life with the first plasmaon June 25 1983. On that day the plasma current (which characterises the confinement properties of the machine) reached 16 kiloamps, and JET went on to achieve one mega-amp (1MA) only a few months [...]