JET breakthrough

The JET (Joint European Torus) fusion research reactor in Oxfordshire had its first full power run on Monday night, producing 12MW as two forms of hydrogen fused at 200 million degrees centigrade to mimic the sun’s energy processes. Three more years of research are needed before a proposed £6.25bn international thermonuclear research reactor can be […]

The JET (Joint European Torus) fusion research reactor in Oxfordshire had its first full power run on Monday night, producing 12MW as two forms of hydrogen fused at 200 million degrees centigrade to mimic the sun’s energy processes. Three more years of research are needed before a proposed £6.25bn international thermonuclear research reactor can be built.