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Abstract

It is clear that, to achieve ignition in a tokamak of reasonable dimensions and field strength, the plasma parameters will have to be pushed near to their limits. It will be necessary to operate at high beta, at q-L < 2 and close to the high density limit simultaneously. This has implications for the control of plasma equilibrium, for stability and for containment. To serve as an introduction to this complex problem the present theoretical and experimental position is summarized under the simplified headings beta-limits, q-limits, density- limit and confinement.

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Authors: HUGILL J CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: 2ND WORKSHOP EUROPEAN TOKAMAK PROGRAMME, SAULX-LES-CHARTREUX (FRANCE), NOV. 30-DEC. 2, 1983 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32867 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124119300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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