Recent D-T results on TFTR

D. W. Johnson, V. Arunasalam, C. W. Barnes, S. H. Batha, G. Bateman, M. Beer, M. G. Bell, R. Bell, M. Bitter, N. L. Bretz, R. Budny, C. E. Bush, S. Cauffman, C. S. Chang, Z. Chang, C. Z. Cheng, D. S. Darrow, R. Dendy, W. Dorland, H. H. DuongR. Durst, P. C. Efthimion, D. Ernst, H. Evenson, N. Fisch, R. Fisher, R. J. Fonck, E. Fredrickson, G. Y. Fu, T. Fujita, H. P. Furth, N. Gorelenkov, B. Grek, L. R. Grisham, G. Hammett, R. J. Hawryluk, W. Heidbrink, H. W. Herrmann, K. W. Hill, J. Hosea, H. Hsuan, M. Hughes, A. Janos, D. L. Jassby, F. C. Jobes, L. C. Johnson, J. Kamperschroer, J. Kesner, M. Kotschenreuther, H. Kugel, P. H. Lamarche, B. Leblanc, F. M. Levinton, J. MacHuzak, R. Majeski, D. K. Mansfield, E. S. Marmar, E. Mazzucato, M. Mauel, J. McChesney, K. M. McGuire, G. McKee, D. M. Meade, S. S. Medley, D. R. Mikkelsen, S. V. Mirnov, D. Mueller, R. Nazikian, M. Osakabe, D. K. Owens, H. Park, W. Park, P. Parks, S. F. Paul, M. Petrov, C. K. Phillips, M. Phillips, A. L. Qualls, A. Ramsey, M. H. Redi, G. Rewoldt, D. Roberts, J. Rogers, A. L. Roquemore, E. Ruskov, S. A. Sabbagh, M. Sasao, G. Schilling, J. Schivell, G. L. Schmidt, S. D. Scott, I. Semenov, S. Sesnic, C. H. Skinner, D. Spong, B. C. Stratton, J. D. Strachan, W. Stodiek, E. Synakowski, H. Takahashi, W. Tang, G. Taylor, J. Terry, W. Tighe, J. R. Timberlake, A. Von Halle, S. Von Goeler, R. White, J. R. Wilson, K. L. Wong, G. A. Wurden, K. M. Young, M. C. Zarnstorff, S. J. Zweben

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Routine tritium operation in TFTR has permitted investigations of alpha particle physics in parameter ranges resembling those of a reactor core. ICRF wave physics in a DT plasma and the influence of isotopic mass on supershot confinement have also been studied. Continued progress has been made in optimizing fusion power production in TFTR, using extended machine capability and Li wall conditioning. Performance is currently limited by MHD stability. A new reversed magnetic shear regime is being investigated with reduced core transport and a higher predicted stability limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number005
Pages (from-to)A69-A85
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number11A
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995


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  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Johnson, D. W., Arunasalam, V., Barnes, C. W., Batha, S. H., Bateman, G., Beer, M., Bell, M. G., Bell, R., Bitter, M., Bretz, N. L., Budny, R., Bush, C. E., Cauffman, S., Chang, C. S., Chang, Z., Cheng, C. Z., Darrow, D. S., Dendy, R., Dorland, W., ... Zweben, S. J. (1995). Recent D-T results on TFTR. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 37(11A), A69-A85. [005].