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    AvatarIvy Matt
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    http://www.ccfe.ac.uk/news_detail.aspx?id=277

    Engineers at CCFE have begun to prepare Europe’s flagship fusion device JET for a new set of full-power experiments using tritium fuel.

    The tests, currently scheduled for 2017-18, will be the first with tritium since 2003 and will act as an important ‘dress rehearsal’ for the key international ITER project, due online in the early 2020s, in preparation for ITER’s own operation with tritium.

    The folks at Culham are hoping to achieve Q>1 with this set of experiments:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27138087

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