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What does D-T stand for?

D-T stands for Deuterium-Tritium (reaction)

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Based on the different feedback we received to this plan, the MAC suggests that the project remain focused on the normal step-by-step assembly strategy, but that it evaluate options to reduce risks and the time required for the assembly and the transport of components in order to provide more confidence in the dates for First Plasma and Deuterium-Tritium operation," Sharan said.
The primary OFES program focus is still on deuterium-tritium (DT) fusion in toroidal (donut-shaped) plasma confinement systems.
Each successful deuterium-tritium fusion would produce an alpha particle (an atom of helium-4), an energetic neutron and a good deal of energy.
However, in the jargon of the DOE, these substances are called "advanced' fuels, because the confinement and temperature conditions necessary for them go beyond those for deuterium-tritium.
The plan is thus to begin operations with a tungsten divertor from the start, instead of a carbon-fiber divertor for the beginning of operations and a tungsten divertor for deuterium-tritium operation in 2027.
Deuterium-tritium fusion, which most controlled fusion experiments today are trying to achieve, produces energetic neutrons, from which energy can easily be harvested and converted to useful things like steam or electric power.