Pellet fuelling of tokamaks
The results of recent experiments on JET have demonstrated the efficacy of pellet fuelling of high temperature plasmas. The direct fuelling of the core produces a pure, dense plasma with a centrally peaked density profile. The application of auxiliary heating to such plasmas can produce a long lived (>1s) dense, hot core giving a very high fusion yield. Further work will concentrate on maintaining and extending the longevity of these plasma conditions. Development work will continue on injector technology to increase the pellet speed for effective penetration of fusion temperature plasmas.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(88)46 EN (1988)
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 198910331 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en