TORE SUPRA - A TOKAMAK WITH SUPERCONDUCTING TOROIDAL FIELD COILS STATUS REPORT AFTER THE FIRST PLASMAS
Tore Supra is a tokamak implemented on the site of CEN Cadarache by the EURATOM-CEA Association. The machine technology integrates all problems related to the fabrication and the operation of large cryogenic superconducting coils and of the associated cryogenic system. Tore Supra will provide a significant experience to prepare the next generation of machines for controlled fusion. It has been designed to implement a large physics programme that takes advantage of the capability of operation with plasma pulses in excess of 30 seconds. Operation started with a toroidal field of 2 teslas. Discharges of 500 kA with a 3 second current flat top were obtained after a few days. Machine parameters will soon be raised to their nominal values (approximately 4.5 teslas and 1.7 MA).
Bibliographic Reference: ARTICLE: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 25 (1989), NO. 2, PP. 1473-1480 PAPER PRESENTED: 1988 APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTING CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO (US), AUG 21-25, 1988
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Record Number: 1989128005900 / Last updated on: 1990-11-09
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