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The main features of the OMITRON and MODEL OMITRON proposed high field tokamaks are illustrated. Of the two, OMITRON is an ambitious experiment, aimed at attaining plasma burning conditions. Its key physics issues are discussed, and a comparison is carried out with corresponding physics features in ignition experiments such as IGNITOR and ITER. Chief asset (and chief challenge) in both OMITRON and MODEL OMITRON is the conspicuous 20 Tesla toroidal field value on the plasma axis. The advanced features of engineering which consent such a reward in terms of toroidal magnet performance are discussed in convenient depth and detail. As for the small, propaedeutic device MODEL OMITRON, its purpose of testing key engineering issues in vivo is discussed which are vital for the larger and more expensive parent device. Ad hoc performed scoping studies showed that the smaller machine is also capable of a number of quite interesting physics investigations in its own right.

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Authors: SESTERO A, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: RT/ERG/FUS/97/17 EN (1997) 25pp.
Availability: Available from Servizio Edizioni Scientifiche, ENEA Centro Ricerche Frascati, CP65, 00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
Record Number: 199810601 / Last updated on: 1998-05-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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