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Performance characterization of the Caltech compact torus injector

Loewenhardt, P. K. and Brown, M. R. and Yee, J. and Bellan, P. M. (1995) Performance characterization of the Caltech compact torus injector. Review of Scientific Instruments, 66 (2). pp. 1050-1055. ISSN 0034-6748. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LOErsi95

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Abstract

A device is described which is designed to refuel tokamaks of major radius [approximately-equal-to]1 m and magnetic field [approximately-equal-to]1 T by the injection of a compact torus. The injector utilizes an acceleration stage which adds kinetic energy to the compact torus so that it can penetrate the tokamak magnetic field. The performance of the device was found to be optimized in an unexpected parameter regime. It is theorized that in this regime the accelerator takes part in the formation of the CT. A performance threshold with respect to accelerator current will be presented and methods of impurity reduction will be detailed.


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Additional Information:©1995 American Institute of Physics. (Received 10 June 1994; accepted for publication 17 October 1994) The authors would like to thank Frank Cosso and Larry Begay for their technical assistance. This work was performed under DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-86ER53232.
Subject Keywords:COMPACT TORUS, ACCELERATION, KINETIC ENERGY, USES, IMPURITIES, TOKAMAK TYPE REACTORS, REACTOR FUELING
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:LOErsi95
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LOErsi95
Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1146044
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