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Title: Formation of a compact toroid for enhanced efficiency

We report here our results on the formation of a plasma configuration with the generic name of compact toroid (CT). A method of compact toroid formation to confine, heat and compress a plasma is investigated. Formation of a compact torus using an additional toroidal magnetic field helps to increase the plasma current to a maintainable level of the original magnetic field. We design the Compact Toroid Challenge (CTC) experiment in order to improve the magnetic flux trapping during field reversal in the formation of a compact toroid. The level of the magnetic field immersed in the plasma about 70% of the primary field is achieved. The CTC device and scheme of high level capturing of magnetic flux are presented.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation)
  2. Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow 105005 (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22252113
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COMPACT TORUS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; HEAT; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC FLUX; PLASMA; TRAPPING