30 May 1978, when statutes were adopted, as a research programme of H-XD0666 - European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), to construct and operate the Joint European Torus (JET). Evolved into a physics and technology basis for preparing for ITER. Organization under its original title JET Joint Undertaking superseded 31 Dec 1999, with ownership of the JET Facilities transferred to the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) - Culham Division, under JET Operation Contract (JOC), and overall implementation and coordination carried out under H-XF6489 - European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA), through the JET Implementation Agreement (JIA). Superseded by E-XJ8839 - European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy (EUROfusion), Oct 2014.
Attempt to control thermonuclear fusion as a virtually inexhaustible and non-polluting source of energy; within the European nuclear fusion programme, construct, operate and exploit the 'Joint European Torus', a large torus facility of tokamak-type, and its auxiliary facilities, so as to extend the parameter range applicable to controlled thermonuclear fusion experiments close to those needed in a thermonuclear reactor. Study: plasma processes and scaling laws; interaction of plasma with walls of the torus chamber; methods of heating plasma to temperatures required in a reactor; behaviour of energetic alpha particles produced as a result of fusion between deuterium and tritium; control of impurities in plasma.
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Steering Committee. EFDA Associate Leader for JET is responsible. Supported by EFDA Close Support Unit Culham (CSU Culham). Departments (4): Administration; Enhancement; Operations; Programme. Office of EFDA Associate Leader for JET, known as Publication Department. Task Forces.
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