Physics Regimes in the Fusion Ignition Research Experiment (FIRE)

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Burning plasma science is recognized widely as the next frontier in fusion research. The Fusion Ignition Research Experiment (FIRE) is a design study of a next-step burning plasma experiment with the goal of developing a concept for an experimental facility to explore and understand the strong nonlinear coupling among confinement, magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) self-heating, stability, edge physics, and wave-particle interactions that is fundamental to fusion plasma behavior. This will require plasmas dominated by alpha heating (Q greater than or equal to 5) that are sustained for a duration comparable to characteristic plasma timescales (greater than or equal to 10) tau(subscript ''E''), ... continued below

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Meade, D.M.; S.C.Jardin; Kessel, C.E.; Ulrickson, M.A.; Schultz, J.H.; Rutherford, P.H. et al. June 19, 2001.

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Burning plasma science is recognized widely as the next frontier in fusion research. The Fusion Ignition Research Experiment (FIRE) is a design study of a next-step burning plasma experiment with the goal of developing a concept for an experimental facility to explore and understand the strong nonlinear coupling among confinement, magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) self-heating, stability, edge physics, and wave-particle interactions that is fundamental to fusion plasma behavior. This will require plasmas dominated by alpha heating (Q greater than or equal to 5) that are sustained for a duration comparable to characteristic plasma timescales (greater than or equal to 10) tau(subscript ''E''), approximately 4 tau(subscript ''He''), approximately 2 tau(subscript ''skin''). The work reported here has been undertaken with the objective of finding the minimum size (cost) device to achieve these physics goals.

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  • Report No.: PPPL-3582
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/787681 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 787681
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc721203

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Meade, D.M.; S.C.Jardin; Kessel, C.E.; Ulrickson, M.A.; Schultz, J.H.; Rutherford, P.H. et al. Physics Regimes in the Fusion Ignition Research Experiment (FIRE), report, June 19, 2001; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc721203/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.