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This study examines the technical issues and possible benefits involved in replacing tokamak solid conductor magnet coils by a scheme in which a channel contains a stationary or slow-moving liquid metal conductor. Calculations are performed assuming a helical coil positioned around the central solenoid using liquid lithium, gallium or sodium as the conductor material. A comparison of the liquid metal coils with a copper alloy solid conductor coil is included, and conclusions and recommendations are presented.

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Authors: KARDITSAS P J, AEA Fusion, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: UKAEA FUS 268 EN (1994) 17 pp.
Availability: Available from the Librarian, UKAEA, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3DB (GB)
Record Number: 199410842 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en