We point out that for the first time at tokamaks of JET (United Kingdom) and TFTR
(Test Fusion Tokamak Reactor, USA) types, large values of developed thermonuclear power in plasma were obtained during synthesis reactions in D--T mixture: 11 MW in TFTR
and 16 MW in JET [1, 13].
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Researchers will try to reach at least 10 million watts before the TFTR
is shut down and dismantled, an operation scheduled to start at the end of September to make way for an advanced fusion reactor known as the Tokamak Physics Experiment.
will reach the end of its useful life in 1993.
and the JET device have recently obtained results within a factor of 4 of breakeven conditions.
last December, using a magnetically confined mixture or equal parts deuterium and tritium, researchers at the Princeton University Plasma Physics laboratory and their collaborators achieve record outputs of fusion power at the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR
) (SN: 1/1/94, p.12).
In 1978 he became Chief of the (Fusion) Reactor Technologies Branch of the Development and Technology Division, where he had responsibilities for gyrotron development, fueling and vacuum technology, neutral beam sources and ion cyclotron resonant frequency (ICRF) sources for the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR
), and materials research including needs for neutron interactive data.
Meade of the Tokamak fusion Test Reactor (TFTR
) at Princeton University and Paul-Henri Rebut, director of the Joint European Torus (JET) in England, say that deuterium-tritium fuel would give back more than half the power consumed in initiating fusion reactions.
Neutron Activation Systems (NAS) have delivered reliable results on various existing tokamaks such as TFTR
This temperature, achieved by theTokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR
) at the Princeton (N.J.) Plasma Physics Laboratory, is the highest ever reached in a laboratory.