JET operation secured until 2018

After months of preparation, the European Commission and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy signed the operation contract for Europe’s largest fusion experiment.



New Programme Manager for European fusion research

On April 23 the General Assembly of European Fusion Research Units appointed Tony Donné as Programme Manager for the consortium EUROfusion, which is currently being set up.

Multi-probe array to measure plasma turbulence in 3D (Photo: Gregor Birkenmeier, IPP)

IPP scientist honoured for fundamental contribution to plasma turbulence research

An award-winning measuring instrument

How to operate a tokamak

The new app ‘Operation Tokamak’ invites gamers to have a go at realising fusion power.

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Roadmap turns reality

2014 vigorously starts with the implementation of the European roadmap to the realisation of fusion electricity.

Despite Budget cuts fusion funding secured

Last month European Fusion researchers received good news from Brussels. After months of negotiations between the European Parliament and the European Commission the research and innovation budget was agreed on.

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A Twist in the Tale – Particle Orbits in JET

The rotating table from Fusion Expo provides a surprising analogy to the gyration of particles in magnetic fields as they whiz around in JET’s plasma at speeds of over 1000 km/s. After a demonstration of the table, host Phil Dooley interviews Tuomas Koskela, a PhD student studying particle orbits, and […]

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ELMs – friend or foe?

ELMs in a tokamak have nothing to do with the long-lived, solid, serene tree.

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Scientific Vandalism helps ITER

Scientists at JET, the world’s largest fusion energy research facility, have been deliberately melting parts of their own machine as they test materials for the fusion reactors of the future. These apparent acts of scientific vandalism are actually courageous experiments which have yielded valuable information for ITER.

These moody shots were taken during tests of the in-vessel lighting system at the end of the 2012-3 maintenance shutdown.

JET vessel 2013 – the dark side

These moody shots were taken during tests of the in-vessel lighting system at the end of the 2012-3 maintenance shutdown.