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Abstract

The value of the magnetic field chosen for Tokamak experiments (and possibly for a future reactor based on the Tokamak concept) is the result of a compromise between physics requirements, technological limits and financial constraints. It is the purpose of this Comment to examine the consequences of some physics requirements and limitations, in the light of recent results on the scaling of energy confinement and on limits of density. Only one technological constraint will be discussed, namely that associated with the average thermal load of the first wall, since it is of a very general nature.

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Authors: SEGRE S E ENEA, FRASCATI (ITALY), ENEA, FRASCATI (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: COMMENTS ON PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, VOL. 6 (1981), NO. 5, PP. 187-192
Record Number: 1989122038300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en