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A Simple Procedure for Establishing Ignition Conditions in Tokamaks

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

Abstract

A method of establishing ignition conditions and plasma operating regimes over large regions of parameter space (R 0/a, b/a, aB 0 2/q, etc.) under various physics assumptions (χe, χi, q Ψ , β crit, n crit, etc.) using a simple global model is presented. Contour plots of ignition, supplementary power, and plasma heating and operating windows are generated. These are then used to analyze the potential physics design space, operating regimes, and plasma performance characteristics of small (R 0 ~ 1–2 m), high-field (B 0 ~ 8–13 T) tokamak ignition experiments.

Keywords

Operating Window Ignition Condition Auxiliary Heating Auxiliary Power Burning Plasma 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Uckan
    • 1
  • J. Sheffield
    • 1
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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