Development of a new error field correction coil (C-coil) for DIII-D

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The C-coil recently installed on the DIII-D tokamak was developed to reduce the error fields created by imperfections in the location and geometry of the existing coils used to confine, heat, and shape the plasma. First results from C-coil experiments include stable operation in a 1.6 MA plasma with a density less than 1.0 {times} 10{sup 13} cm{sup {minus}3}, nearly a factor of three lower density than that achievable without the C-coil. The C-coil has also been used in magnetic braking of the plasma rotation and high energy particle confinement experiments. The C-coil system consists of six individual saddle coils, ... continued below

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Robinson, J.I. & Scoville, J.T. December 1, 1995.

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The C-coil recently installed on the DIII-D tokamak was developed to reduce the error fields created by imperfections in the location and geometry of the existing coils used to confine, heat, and shape the plasma. First results from C-coil experiments include stable operation in a 1.6 MA plasma with a density less than 1.0 {times} 10{sup 13} cm{sup {minus}3}, nearly a factor of three lower density than that achievable without the C-coil. The C-coil has also been used in magnetic braking of the plasma rotation and high energy particle confinement experiments. The C-coil system consists of six individual saddle coils, each 60{degree} wide toroidally, spanning the midplane of the vessel with a vertical height of 1.6 m. The coils are located at a major radius of 3.2 m, just outside of the toroidal field coils. The actual shape and geometry of each coil section varied somewhat from the nominal dimensions due to the large number of obstructions to the desired coil path around the already crowded tokamak. Each coil section consists of four turns of 750 MCM insulated copper cable banded with stainless steel straps within the web of a 3 in. x 3 in. stainless steel angle frame. The C-coil structure was designed to resist peak transient radial forces (up to 1,800 Nm) exerted on the coil by the toroidal and ploidal fields. The coil frames were supported from existing poloidal field coil case brackets, coil studs, and various other structures on the tokamak.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97003831

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  • 16. IEEE/NPSS symposium on fusion engineering, Champaign, IL (United States), 1-5 Oct 1995

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  • Report No.: GA--A22223
  • Report No.: CONF-950905--40
  • Grant Number: AC03-89ER51114
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 453539
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676375

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Robinson, J.I. & Scoville, J.T. Development of a new error field correction coil (C-coil) for DIII-D, article, December 1, 1995; San Diego, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676375/: accessed August 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.