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Operational limits play a key role in determining whether the international thermonuclear engineering reactor (ITER) can successfully meet its goal of 1 MW/m{-2} (roughly 1500 MW for nominal discharges) of sustained fusion power. This paper argues that present values of two operational limits, the beta-limit and the Greenwald density limit, have values that produce important constraints to ITER's operation. Therefore extrapolation principles are needed, which are in accord with experimental observations, from present experiments to ITER.

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Authors: PERKINS F, ITER Joint Central Team, San Diego (US);SAUTER O, ITER Joint Central Team, San Diego (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Proceedings of the 16th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (1996), pp. 524-525
Record Number: 199810143 / Last updated on: 1998-02-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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