DIII-D experimental plan for FY-1989

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This document summarizes the Experimental Plan for the DIII-D tokamak facility for the fiscal year 1989. The long-range DIII-D 5 yr plan is directed ultimately at the goal of achieving good confinement at high beta in a plasma with non-inductively driven current. This is important to the design of a steady-state reactor. This program may be thought of as occurring in two phases. In the first phase of the program we axe separately investigating high beta plasma confinement in inductively-driven plasmas, and non-inductive current drive. In the second phase we will combine these two elements to investigate high beta plasma ... continued below

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Luxon, J.L. November 1, 1988.

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    Publisher Info: General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
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This document summarizes the Experimental Plan for the DIII-D tokamak facility for the fiscal year 1989. The long-range DIII-D 5 yr plan is directed ultimately at the goal of achieving good confinement at high beta in a plasma with non-inductively driven current. This is important to the design of a steady-state reactor. This program may be thought of as occurring in two phases. In the first phase of the program we axe separately investigating high beta plasma confinement in inductively-driven plasmas, and non-inductive current drive. In the second phase we will combine these two elements to investigate high beta plasma confinement with non-inductive current drive. The FY 89 plan continues the first phase of the DIII-D experimental effort that contains a strong focus on beta and confinement in non-circular plasma configurations and in the divertor configuration in particular. Important work also continues in the development of rf heating systems for heating, profile control, and current drive. This research is coupled to theoretical efforts at General Atomics. The FY 89 research program outlined herein is diverse and multifaceted. However, it is also characterized by a greater synthesis of techniques toward a common goal. An example is the application of ECH for sawtooth suppression that would improve the low q confinement and allow higher {beta} to be obtained. We believe this research program will provide a solid foundation for the continued development of the tokamak toward high beta steady-state reactor application. The DIII-D FY 89 research program will provide results that will help resolve many CIT and ITER Physics R&D issues. In addition, DIII-D confinement studies will be an important input to the newly formed National Transport Task Force.

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  • Other: DE96012171
  • Report No.: GA-C--19462
  • Grant Number: AC03-89ER51114
  • DOI: 10.2172/251164 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 251164
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670224

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Luxon, J.L. DIII-D experimental plan for FY-1989, report, November 1, 1988; San Diego, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670224/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.