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High magnetic field experiments can be designed to investigate D-T ignition conditions, based on present-day experimental results and a theoretical understanding of plasma phenomena. The key machine elements are: large plasma currents, compact dimensions, tight aspect ratios, moderate elongations and significant triangularities of the plasma column. High plasma densities, strong ohmic heating, the required degree of energy confinement, good plasma purity and robust stability against ideal and resistive instabilities can be achieved simultaneously. The Ignitor design incorporates all these characteristics and involves magnet technology developments, started with the Alcator experiment, that use cryogenically cooled normal conductors.

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Authors: ANGELINI A, JRC Ispra (IT);COPPI B, MIT, Cambridge (US);NASSI M, MIT, Cambridge (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, San Diego (US), Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36250 ORA
Record Number: 199111594 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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