Initial confinement studies of ohmically heated plasmas in the tokamak fusion test reactor

P. C. Efthimion, M. Bell, W. R. Blanehard, N. Bretz, J. L. Cecchi, J. Coonrod, S. Davis, H. F. Dylla, R. Fonck, H. P. Furth, Robert James Goldston, D. J. Grove, R. J. Hawryluk, H. Hendel, K. W. Hill, S. Von Goeler, J. Isaacson, D. L. Jassby, L. C. Johnson, R. KaitaS. Kaye, R. B. Krawchuk, R. Little, M. McCarthy, D. McCune, K. McGuire, D. Meade, S. S. Medley, D. Mikkelsen, D. Mueller, E. Nieschmidt, D. K. Owens, D. Post, A. Ramsey, A. L. Roquemore, P. Rutherford, L. Samuelson, N. Sauthoff, J. Schivell, J. A. Schmidt, S. Sesnic, C. Singer, J. Sinnis, J. Strachan, G. D. Tait, G. Taylor, F. Tenney, M. Ulrickson, S. Yoshikawa, K. M. Young

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Initial operation of the tokamak fusion test reactor has concentrated upon confinement studies of Ohmically heated hydrogen and deuterium plasmas. Total energy confinement times (E) are 0.1-0.2 s for a line-average density range (n»e) of (1-2.5)×1019 m-3 with electron temperatures of Te(0)1.2-2.2 keV, ion temperatures of Ti(0)0.9-1.5 keV, and Zeff3. A comparison of Princeton large torus, poloidal divertor experiment, and tokamak fusion test reactor plasma confinement supports a dimension-cubed scaling law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1492-1495
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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