Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


TORE SUPRA is a large superconducting tokamak designed for sustaining long inductive pulses (t approximately 30 s). In particular, all the first wall components have been designed for steady-state heat and particle exhaust, particle injection, and additional heating. In addition to these technological assets, a strict control of the plasma-wall interactions is required. This has been done at low power: experiments with ohmic heating have been mainly devoted to the pump limiter, ergodic divertor and pellet injection experiments. Some specific problems arising in large tokamaks are encountered; the pump limiter and the ergodic divertor yield the expected effects on the plasma edge. The effects on the bulk are discussed.

Additional information

Authors: GROSMAN A ET AL, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 32 (November 1990), pp.1011-1027
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at:
Record Number: 200317046 / Last updated on: 2003-10-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en