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Tokamak Start-Up

  • J. Sheffield
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS)

Abstract

During recent years improvements have been made to tokamak start-up procedures, which are important to the optimization of ignited tokamaks. The use of rf-assisted start-up and noninductive current drive has led to substantial reduction and even complete elimination of the volt-seconds used during startup, relaxing constraints on poloidal coil, vacuum vessel, and structure design. This paper reviews these and other improvements and discusses the various bulk heating techniques that may be used to ignite a D-T plasma.

Keywords

Ohmic Heating Alpha Power Vacuum Vessel Current Rise Neutral Beam Injection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Sheffield
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  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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