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This article reviews the experimental results of tokamaks and outlines progress that has been made in this field. The equilibrium position of the plasma column and the corresponding stability conditions are discussed in relation to the ideal MHD-model. Details of resistivity, fast ions and runaway electrons are provided and current profile, sawteeth, islands and modes are described. Progress in plasma confinement and powerful plasma heating, which has been supported by improvements in vacuum technology and the introduction of suitable wall materials and surface coatings, is outlined. The confinement capability of tokamaks is also assessed.

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Authors: WOLF G H, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (KFA) (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Transactions of Fusion Technology, Vol. 25 (1994) No. 2, pp. 365-373
Record Number: 199410595 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en