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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).

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Authors: EQUIPE TORE SUPRA, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1988 Applied Superconducting Conference, San Francisco (US), Aug 21-25, 1988
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34230 ORA
Record Number: 199010057 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en