TAKING THE TOKAMAK B-LIMIT INTO ACCOUNT IN A SIMPLIFIED RESCALING OF EXISTING REACTOR DESIGNS
Since the IAEA conference of 1984 in London the existence of a quantitatively rather well defined beta Limit in tokamaks is no longer disputed. For the energy confinement time a scaling roughly proportional to the current seems to be indicated. In this report a number of consequences for a development step like INTOR and for a next possible step are pointed out, based on a simplified rescaling of existing conceptual designs with elongated plasma cross section. The approximate impact of a possible density limit is included in the discussion. Some quantitative conclusions on modifications to an INTOR-like machine are drawn and the demanding requirements for a subsequent step are characterized.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, 8046 GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), MENTIONING REPORT IPP 4/220, 1985
Record Number: 1989123109500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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