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Title: Characterization of the ITER CS conductor and projection to the ITER CS performance

The ITER Central Solenoid (CS) is one of the critical elements of the machine. The CS conductor went through an intense optimization and qualification program, which included characterization of the strands, a conductor straight short sample testing in the SULTAN facility at the Swiss Plasma Center (SPC), Villigen, Switzerland, and a single-layer CS Insert coil recently tested in the Central Solenoid Model Coil (CSMC) facility in QST-Naka, Japan. In this paper, we obtained valuable data in a wide range of the parameters (current, magnetic field, temperature, and strain), which allowed a credible characterization of the CS conductor in different conditions. Finally, using this characterization, we will make a projection to the performance of the CS in the ITER reference scenario.
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  1. US ITER Project Office, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. National Inst. for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Naka (Japan)
  3. ITER Organization, St. Paul Lez Durance (France)
  4. Polytechnic Univ. of Turin (Italy)
  5. Swiss Plasma Center, Villigen (Switzerland)
  6. Univ. of Bologna (Italy)
  7. Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) Cadarache, St. Paul Lez Durance (France)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; AC52-07NA27344
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Fusion Engineering and Design
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 124; Journal ID: ISSN 0920-3796
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); US ITER Project Office, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); ITER Organization, St. Paul Lez Durance (France)
Sponsoring Org:
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; superconducting magnets; voltage measurement; strain measurement; degradation; performance
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