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Title: Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator

Abstract

Apparatus for maintaining three-dimensional MHD equilibrium in a plasma contained in a helical axis stellerator includes a resonant coil system, having a configuration such that current therethrough generates a magnetic field cancelling the resonant magnetic field produced by currents driven by the plasma pressure on any given flux surface resonating with the rotational transform of another flux surface in the plasma. Current through the resonant coil system is adjusted as a function of plasma beta.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Princeton, NJ
  2. Rocky Hill, NJ
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866265
Patent Number(s):
US 4668464
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; maintaining; equilibrium; helical; axis; stellarator; three-dimensional; mhd; plasma; contained; stellerator; resonant; coil; configuration; current; therethrough; generates; magnetic; field; cancelling; produced; currents; driven; pressure; flux; surface; resonating; rotational; transform; adjusted; function; beta; current therethrough; field produced; magnetic field; resonant coil; axis stellarator; rotational transform; flux surface; helical axis; plasma pressure; /376/

Citation Formats

Reiman, Allan, and Boozer, Allen. Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Reiman, Allan, & Boozer, Allen. Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator. United States.
Reiman, Allan, and Boozer, Allen. Thu . "Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866265.
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title = {Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator},
author = {Reiman, Allan and Boozer, Allen},
abstractNote = {Apparatus for maintaining three-dimensional MHD equilibrium in a plasma contained in a helical axis stellerator includes a resonant coil system, having a configuration such that current therethrough generates a magnetic field cancelling the resonant magnetic field produced by currents driven by the plasma pressure on any given flux surface resonating with the rotational transform of another flux surface in the plasma. Current through the resonant coil system is adjusted as a function of plasma beta.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/866265}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
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