JET enhancement programmes: Key steps in the preparation of ITER

Alain Lioure, Jérôme Paméla, Alan Kaye, Michael Watkins, Carlo Damiani, Shakeib Arshad, Bruno Gonçalves, Andrea Murari, Joaquín Sánchez

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Since 2000, the JET Facilities have been exploited under the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) and have played a key role in the preparation of ITER, in particular by operating in deuterium/tritium plasmas, optimising remote handling and consolidating ITER operating scenarios with increasing heating power. JET has undergone significant enhancement during this period. A first enhancement programme is now approaching fruition as the present shutdown nears an end. The experimental campaigns are due to resume in November 2005 with an improved divertor, increased heating power and around 20 new diagnostics. A second enhancement programme, to be completed by the end of 2008, is already underway, and will enable major experiments in support of ITER. This includes the installation of a new first wall with an ITER-like materials combination, a further upgrade of the neutral beams, an upgraded plasma control system, a high frequency pellet injector and a number of diagnostics key for ITER technology and physics. © IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event21st IEEE/NPS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE'05 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


Conference21st IEEE/NPS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE'05
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/06 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Lioure, A., Paméla, J., Kaye, A., Watkins, M., Damiani, C., Arshad, S., ... Sánchez, J. (2006). JET enhancement programmes: Key steps in the preparation of ITER. Paper presented at 21st IEEE/NPS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE'05, United States.