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Abstract

This paper is an assessment of experimental contributions on alternate magnetic systems given within IAEA Tenth Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research. 10 experiments on open-ended systems (main theme: blocking of losses of particles (and power) from the ends) are assessed as to achievements, the subjects requiring further work pointed out. This is followed by a discussion of results in Stellarator experiments (all use so-called current-less plasmas) all the main variants of helical winding configurations and heating methods are represented). For 2 papers on bumpy torus a downward revision of the electron temperature and of experimental confinement EBT are the main results. Concerning axisymmetric current carrying toroidal systems the experimental results are discussed separately for reversed field pinches (6 contributions) and spheromak and field reversed systems (3 reports). Lastly, the results of plasma experiments of the reverse field THETA-pinch type (reported by 4 groups) and of plasma foci experiments (5 papers) are assessed.

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Authors: PEASE R S UKAEA, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK), UKAEA, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: AVAILABILITY: WRITE TO THE LIBRARIAN, UKAEA, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON. OX14 3DB (UK), MENTIONING REPORT CLM-P727, 1984
Record Number: 1989123085000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en