Application of superfluid helium cooling techniques to the toroidal field systems of tokamaks
The operational performance, during the last 10 years, of the toroidal field system of the tokamak TORE SUPRA based at CEA Cadarache, has demonstrated that superconductivity associated to superfluid helium is a reliable and realistic option for fusion by magnetic confinement. This solution is now widely used in cryo-electricity. With superfluid helium associated with cable in conduit superconductor, new paths can also be opened for cryo-electricity and especially for fusion.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1998 Applied Superconductivity Conference, California (US), 13-18th September (1999)
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Record Number: 199911561 / Last updated on: 1999-11-13
Original language: en
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