Latest results from the Joint European Torus (JET) fusion device are giving researchers increasing confidence in prospects for the next-generation ITER project, the international experiment that is expected to pave the way for commercial fusion power plants. Operation with a new lining inside JET has demonstrated the suitability of materials for the much larger and more powerful ITER device. Today Dr Francesco Romanelli, Leader of the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) and JET Leader, will deliver a summary of the JET results at the IAEA Fusion Energy Conference in San Diego, U.S. This major fusion conference is held every two years and aims to discuss various options with the goal of building the first demonstration power plant before the middle of the 21st century.
More information here: http://www.efda.org/2012/10/new-jet-results-tick-all-the-boxes-for-iter/