Utilization of a Network of Small Magnetic Confinement Fusion Devices for Mainstream Fusion Research

IAEA TECDOC No. 1807

Subject Classification: 0900-Plasma physics and nuclear fusion

English IAEA-TECDOC-1807; (ISBN:978-92-0-110416-8); 184 pp.; 201 figures; € 18.00; Date Published: 2016

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Small magnetic confinement fusion devices have played and continue to play an important role in fusion research. Thanks to their compactness, flexibility and low operation costs, they can support scientific and technology developments, modelling analysis, and training and education. This publication presents the outcome of an IAEA coordinated research project on utilisation of a network of small magnetic confinement fusion devices for mainstream fusion research and reports on the research work accomplished within the framework of the project. It presents the contribution of these devices in research in a wide range of areas such as plasma confinement and energy transport, plasma stability in different magnetic configurations, plasma turbulence and its impact on local and global plasma parameters, processes at the plasma edge and plasma-wall interaction, scenarios with additional heating and non-inductive current drive.

Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion, Research, Plasma Confinement, Controlled Fusion, Coordinated Research Project, CRP, Small Magnetic Confinement Fusion Devices, Diagnostic, Technology Issues, Edge and Core Plasma, Fusion Magnets, Network, Heavy Ion Beam, Training, Toroidal Plasma, MHD, Magnetohydrodynamics, Activity, High Temperature Superconductors, KTM Tokamak, Poloidal Field

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