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Abstract

One of the main aims of the Tore Supra tokamak is to achieve the control of temperature, density and current profiles in long pulse plasmas. This control is necessary in the next step to reach continuous burn in a MHD stable tokamak plasma. Tore Supra (R=2.4m, a less than 0.8m) reached its full performance in December 1989. The machine has been operated in helium, deuterium or hydrogen and the plasma parameter ranges were 2 to 4 T, 0.3 to 1.8MA, 0.5 to 4.2x1.0E19/m3. Part of the experimental time was devoted to the qualification of various subsystems, intended to control long plasma discharges (pellet injector, pump limiter, ergodic divertor, lower hybrid current drive). In parallel, basic plasma physics problems related to profile evolution (particle and heat transport, current diffusion, impurity radiation) have been investigated.

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Authors: TORE SUPRA TEAM, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);PARLANGE F, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 13th International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, Washington DC (US), Oct. 1-6, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35707 ORA
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