One step nearer to controlled fusion reactors : Tore-Supra, a tokamak with a superconducting magnet
Tore Supra is a tokamak set up on the Cadarache Nuclear Research Centre site for the Euratom Association - CEA, as part of the European Community research programme on controlled fusion. The technology of this machine is expected to solve all the problems involved in the production and installation of superconductive windings and the associated cryogenic system. Experience gained with Tore Supra will be important in preparing the next generation of machines for studying the physics of plasmas and controlled fusion. The machine has been specially designed to carry out a broad programme of physical experiments. The use of superconductive windings makes it possible to study magnetic containment and stability during long pulses (over 30 seconds), the influence of impurities and the effectiveness of additional heat sources (injections from neutral wires and by radio frequencies). The special requirements of tokamaks relating to superconductive windings of future machines are mentioned.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Revue Générale d'Electricité, No. 4 (1988), pp. 28-39
Record Number: 198910692 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
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