Advanced tokamak physics in DIII-D

C. C. Petty, T. C. Luce, P. A. Politzer, M. R. Wade, S. L. Allen, M. E. Austin, B. Bray, K. H. Burrell, T. A. Casper, M. S. Chu, J. R. Ferron, E. D. Fredrickson, A. M. Garofalo, P. Gohil, I. Gorelov, C. M. Greenfield, W. W. Heidbrink, C. L. Hsieh, A. W. Hyatt, R. JayakumarL. C. Johnson, J. E. Kinsey, R. J. La Haye, L. L. Lao, C. J. Lasnier, E. A. Lazarus, A. W. Leonard, Y. R. Lin-Liu, J. Lohr, M. A. Mahdavi, M. A. Makowski, G. R. McKee, M. Murakami, G. A. Navratil, M. Okabayashi, T. W. Petrie, R. Pinsker I, R. Prater, C. L. Rettig, T. L. Rhodes, B. W. Rice, J. T. Scoville, G. M. Staebler, E. J. Strait, T. S. Taylor, J. G. Watkins, W. P. West, N. S. Wolf, K. L. Wong

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Advanced tokamaks seek to achieve a high bootstrap current fraction without sacrificing fusion power density or fusion gain. Good progress has been made towards the DIII-D research goal of demonstrating a high-β advanced tokamak plasma in steady state with a relaxed, fully non-inductive current profile and a bootstrap current fraction greater than 50%. The limiting factors for transport, stability, and current profile control in advanced operating modes are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B75-B85
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number12 SUPPL. B
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec
Event27th European Physical Society Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics - Budapest, Hung
Duration: 2000 Jun 122000 Jun 16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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