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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 stellarator 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:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ., NJ (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5597397
Application Number:
ON: DE85011626
Assignee:
to Dept. of Energy EDB-85-091279
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; STELLARATORS; EQUILIBRIUM PLASMA; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; BETA RATIO; MAGNET COILS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; ELECTRIC COILS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FLUID MECHANICS; HYDRODYNAMICS; MECHANICS; PLASMA; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; 700105* - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Plasma Kinetics-Theoretical- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Reiman, A., and Boozer, A. Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Reiman, A., & Boozer, A. Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator. United States.
Reiman, A., and Boozer, A. Wed . "Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator". United States.
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author = {Reiman, A. and Boozer, A.},
abstractNote = {Apparatus for maintaining three-dimensional MHD equilibrium in a plasma contained in a helical axis stellarator 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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {10}
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