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The control of tokamak plasmas has evolved considerably with an increase in the plasma pulse length, an increase in the control of additional heating and fuelling and an increase in the degree to which the shape of the plasma can be varied. The TCV tokamak is specially designed to explore the operational benefits of plasma shaping over a wide variety of plasma shapes. Considerable attention has been given to the control of the poloidal field coil currents in order to impose the desired shape. This paper deals with all aspects of the control of TCV plasmas, from diagnostic measurements to power supplies, via particular control algorithms and overall supervision.

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Authors: LISTER J B ET AL., Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Fusion Technology (1995)
Record Number: 199510869 / Last updated on: 1995-08-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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