Recent progress on ATF

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The ATF experiment will test improvements to high-beta, steady-state toroidal confinement using external helical fields. The device design has been optimized to (1) provide direct access to the high-beta second-stability regime, (2) have sufficient flexibility to study a large range of toroidal configurations both with and without plasma current, (3) test the reduction of low-collisionality transport by EXB drifts induced by the self-consistent radial electric field, and (4) permit steady-state, high-beta operation without disruptions. Continued physics studied at ORNL and recent results from foreign stellarator experiments have increased confidence in ATF performance.

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Neilson, G.H. January 1, 1984.

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The ATF experiment will test improvements to high-beta, steady-state toroidal confinement using external helical fields. The device design has been optimized to (1) provide direct access to the high-beta second-stability regime, (2) have sufficient flexibility to study a large range of toroidal configurations both with and without plasma current, (3) test the reduction of low-collisionality transport by EXB drifts induced by the self-consistent radial electric field, and (4) permit steady-state, high-beta operation without disruptions. Continued physics studied at ORNL and recent results from foreign stellarator experiments have increased confidence in ATF performance.

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  • US-Japan workshop on heliotron-E results, Kyoto, Japan, 13 Feb 1984

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  • Report No.: CONF-840265-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1056507

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Neilson, G.H. Recent progress on ATF, article, January 1, 1984; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1056507/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.