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Title: Overview of the PPPL International Experimental Stellarator Collaboration Activity

PPPL has initiated and strengthened collaborative experimental programs aimed at developing the required toolsets and scientific knowledge for advancing stellarators as a viable fusion energy source.more » In particular, activities at LHD and W7-X, the two large superconducting helical confinement systems in the world, have been expanded. The focus at LHD has been on diagnostic development and data analysis, since the device is a mature research facility with more than 20MW of heating power available. High beta stability experiments, ion and electron temperature measurements using a recently installed imaging x-ray crystal spectrometer, and 3D equilibrium reconstructions will be described. The focus on W7-X has been to develop hardware capabilities for divertor heat flux control, including plasma-facing components, error field correction coils, and power supplies. Progress on these and other activities will be presented.« less
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Title: Overview of the PPPL International Experimental Stellarator Collaboration Activity
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Publication Date: 2012-03-28
OSTI Identifier: 1043279
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Wednesday Colloquium Series, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, presented on March 28, 2012
Research Org: PPPL (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: Stellarator
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
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System Entry Date: 2016-06-27