Preparations for deuterium-tritium experiments on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor

R. J. Hawryluk, H. Adler, P. Alling, C. Ancher, H. Anderson, J. L. Anderson, J. W. Anderson, V. Arunasalam, G. Ascione, D. Aschroft, C. W. Barnes, G. Barnes, D. B. Batchelor, G. Bateman, S. Batha, L. A. Baylor, M. Beer, M. G. Bell, T. S. Biglow, M. BitterW. Blanchard, P. Bonoli, N. L. Bretz, C. Brunkhorst, R. Budny, T. Burgess, H. Bush, C. E. Bush, R. Camp, M. Caorlin, H. Carnevale, Z. Chang, L. Chen, C. Z. Cheng, J. Chrzanowski, I. Collazo, J. Collins, G. Coward, S. Cowley, M. Cropper, D. S. Darrow, R. Daugert, J. DeLooper, H. Duong, L. Dudek, R. Durst, P. C. Efthimion, D. Ernst, J. Faunce, R. J. Fonck, E. Fredd, E. Fredrickson, N. Fromm, G. Y. Fu, H. P. Furth, V. Garzotto, C. Gentile, G. Gettelfinger, J. Gilbert, J. Gioia, R. C. Goldfinger, T. Golian, N. Gorelenkov, M. J. Gouge, B. Grek, L. R. Grisham, G. Hammett, G. R. Hanson, W. Heidbrink, H. W. Hermann, K. W. Hill, S. Hirshman, D. J. Hoffman, J. Hosea, R. A. Hulse, H. Hsuan, E. F. Jaeger, A. Janos, D. L. Jassby, F. C. Jobes, D. W. Johnson, L. C. Johnson, J. Kamperschroer, J. Kesner, H. Kugel, S. Kwon, G. Labik, N. T. Lam, P. H. LaMarche, M. J. Laughlin, E. Lawson, B. LeBlanc, M. Leonard, J. Levine, F. M. Levinton, D. Loesser, D. Long, J. Machuzak, D. E. Mansfield, M. Marchlik, E. S. Marmar, R. Marsala, A. Martin, G. Martin, V. Mastrocola, E. Mazzucato, M. P. McCarthy, R. Majeski, M. Mauel, B. McCormak, D. C. McCune, K. M. McGuire, D. M. Meade, S. S. Medley, D. R. Mikkelsen, S. L. Milora, D. Monticello, D. Mueller, M. Murakami, J. A. Murphy, A. Nagy, G. A. Navratil, R. Nazikian, R. Newman, T. Nishitani, M. Norris, T. O'Connor, M. Oldaker, J. Ongena, M. Osakabe, D. K. Owens, H. Park, W. Park, S. F. Paul, Yu I. Pavlov, G. Pearson, F. Perkins, E. Perry, R. Persing, M. Petrov, C. K. Phillips, S. Pitcher, S. Popovichev, A. L. Qualls, S. Raftopoulos, R. Ramakrishnan, A. Ramsey, D. A. Rasmussen, M. H. Redi, G. Renda, G. Rewoldt, D. Roberts, J. Rogers, R. Rossmassler, A. L. Roquemore, S. A. Sabbagh, M. Sasao, J. Scharer, G. Schilling, J. Schivell, G. L. Schimdt, R. Scillia, S. D. Scott, T. Senko, R. Sissingh, C. Skinner, J. Snipes, P. Snook, J. Stencel, J. Stevens, T. Stevenson, B. C. Stratton, J. D. Strachan, W. Stodiek, J. Swanson, E. Synakowski, W. Tang, G. Taylor, J. Terry, M. E. Thompson, J. R. Timberlake, H. H. Towner, M. Ulrickson, A. Von Halle, C. Vannoy, R. Wieland, J. B. Wilgen, M. Williams, J. R. Wilson, K. Wright, D. Wong, K. L. Wong, P. Woskov, G. A. Wurden, M. Yamada, A. Yeun, S. Yoshikawa, K. M. Young, L. Zakharov, M. C. Zarnstorff, S. J. Zweben

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Abstract

The final hardware modifications for tritium operation have been completed for the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) [Fusion Technol. 21, 1324 (1992)]. These activities include preparation of the tritium gas handling system, installation of additional neutron shielding, conversion of the toroidal field coil cooling system from water to a Fluorinert™ system, modification of the vacuum system to handle tritium, preparation, and testing of the neutral beam system for tritium operation and a final deuterium-deuterium (D-D) run to simulate expected deuterium-tritium (D-T) operation. Testing of the tritium system with low concentration tritium has successfully begun. Simulation of trace and high power D-T experiments using D-D have been performed. The physics objectives of D-T operation are production of ≈ 10 MW of fusion power, evaluation of confinement, and heating in deuteriumtritium plasmas, evaluation of α-particle heating of electrons, and collective effects driven by alpha particles and testing of diagnostics for confined a particles. Experimental results and theoretical modeling in support of the D-T experiments are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1560-1567
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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    Hawryluk, R. J., Adler, H., Alling, P., Ancher, C., Anderson, H., Anderson, J. L., Anderson, J. W., Arunasalam, V., Ascione, G., Aschroft, D., Barnes, C. W., Barnes, G., Batchelor, D. B., Bateman, G., Batha, S., Baylor, L. A., Beer, M., Bell, M. G., Biglow, T. S., ... Zweben, S. J. (1994). Preparations for deuterium-tritium experiments on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor. Physics of Plasmas, 1(5), 1560-1567. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.870707