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The superconductive toroidal magnet of Super Torus offers a unique opportunity to study long, high performance impulses. The physics of stationary discharges can be carried out in the context of a continuous reactor. The role of the "boot strap" current, as well as the stability and properties of the confinement, can be studied. The main challenge is to control the non-inductive fraction of the current by means of high frequency waves, as well as controlling the flow of heat and particles reaching the periphery of the plasma. The density of the plasma should be as high as possible whilst still allowing a current to be generated effectively and particles to be extracted. This document describes the activities of the Controlled Fusion Research Department over the last two years. It is divided into three sections. In the first the physical results of the Super Torus are summarized including the subject of long discharges, experiments on the generation of current and heat, and the physical properties of the outer plasma. The second section is dedicated to the technological exploitation and developments surrounding the Super Torus, and the third looks at areas of study for the future.

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Bibliographic Reference: Article: Rapport D'Activite 1996-1997
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