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The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) physics specifications provide the basis for the engineering design requirements. They are based on experimental results obtained on present day tokamaks, plasma theory and extrapolation to the ITER parameters. The present paper summarizes recent results obtained from the ITER physics research and development programme conducted by the four ITER Parties and presents projections for ITER plasma performance, operational scenarios and plasma control obtained by the ITER Joint Central Team and Home Teams.

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Authors: PUTVINSKI S ET AL, ITER Joint Central Team, San Diego (US);CHENG C Z ET AL, Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory (US);CONNOR J W, AEA Fusion, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon (GB);CORDEY J G ET AL, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon (GB);ENGELMANN F, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);FUJIWARA M, National Institute for Fusion Science, Nagoya (JP);KHAYRUTDINOV R ET AL, Russian Research Center, Kurchatov Institute, Moscow (RU);KISHIMOTO H ET AL, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki (JP);KUTEEV B, State Technical University, St Petersburg (RU);MOREAU D, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);NEVINS W M, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (US);PUTVINSKAYA N, Science Applications International, San Diego (US);STAMBAUGH R D, General Atomics, San Diego (US);UCKAN N, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (US);WAKATANI M, Kyoto University (JP);WILLIS J, United States Department of Energy, Washington (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: 16th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Montreal (CA), October 7-11, 1996
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