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Title: Overview of the Compact Ignition tokamak

Abstract

The Compact Ignition Tokamak (CIT) mission is to achieve ignition and provide the capability to experimentally study burning plasma behavior. A national team has developed a baseline concept including definition of the necessary research and development. The baseline concept satisfies the physics performance objectives established for the project and complies with defined design specifications. To ensure that the mission is achieved, the design requires large magnetic fields on axis (10 T) and use of large plasma currents (10 MA). The design is capable of accommodating significant auxiliary heating to enter the ignited regime. The CIT is designed to operate in plasma parameter regimes that a are directly relevant to future fusion power reactors.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Westinghouse Electric Company, Cranberry Township, PA
  2. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1024756
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Fusion Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0748-1896
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; AUXILIARY HEATING; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; COMPACT IGNITION TOKAMAK; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; HEATING; IGNITION; MAGNETIC FIELDS; POWER REACTORS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; REVIEWS; SPACE HEATING; SPECIFICATIONS; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; TOKAMAK DEVICES; TOKAMAK TYPE REACTORS

Citation Formats

Flanagan, C. A., and Peng, Yueng Kay Martin. Overview of the Compact Ignition tokamak. United States: N. p., 1986. Web. doi:10.1016/B978-1-4832-8376-0.50038-3.
Flanagan, C. A., & Peng, Yueng Kay Martin. Overview of the Compact Ignition tokamak. United States. doi:10.1016/B978-1-4832-8376-0.50038-3.
Flanagan, C. A., and Peng, Yueng Kay Martin. Wed . "Overview of the Compact Ignition tokamak". United States. doi:10.1016/B978-1-4832-8376-0.50038-3.
@article{osti_1024756,
title = {Overview of the Compact Ignition tokamak},
author = {Flanagan, C. A. and Peng, Yueng Kay Martin},
abstractNote = {The Compact Ignition Tokamak (CIT) mission is to achieve ignition and provide the capability to experimentally study burning plasma behavior. A national team has developed a baseline concept including definition of the necessary research and development. The baseline concept satisfies the physics performance objectives established for the project and complies with defined design specifications. To ensure that the mission is achieved, the design requires large magnetic fields on axis (10 T) and use of large plasma currents (10 MA). The design is capable of accommodating significant auxiliary heating to enter the ignited regime. The CIT is designed to operate in plasma parameter regimes that a are directly relevant to future fusion power reactors.},
doi = {10.1016/B978-1-4832-8376-0.50038-3},
journal = {Fusion Technology},
issn = {0748-1896},
number = 3,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}