NewsNUCLEAR FUSION

JET Takes a Step Closer to Break-Even

Science  03 Oct 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5335, pp. 29
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5335.29a

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Researchers at the Joint European Torus (JET), the European fusion test reactor at Abingdon near Oxford, announced last week that they have come closer than ever before to break-even, the point at which a fusion reactor produces as much energy as it consumes. Burning the same mixture of hydrogen isotopes that would fuel an actual fusion power station, JET produced 50% of the energy supplied to the reactor--close to twice the previous record.

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