Self-sustained steady state tokamak plasmas

K. C. Shaing, A. Y. Aydemir, E. T. Cheng, M. Peng

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Self-sustained steady-state tokamak equilibria for National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) and Spherical Torus-Volume Neutron Source (ST-VNS) are presented. It is demonstrated that the amount of the pressure gradient driven current which includes the bootstrap current and the diamagnetic current is comparable to the designed current specification in these devices. A possible startup sequence by increasing plasma pressure is also illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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