Overview of steady state operation of HT-7 and present status of the HT-7Uproject

Authors
Citation
Yx. Wan, Overview of steady state operation of HT-7 and present status of the HT-7Uproject, NUCL FUSION, 40(6), 2000, pp. 1057-1068
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
NUCLEAR FUSION
ISSN journal
0029-5515 → ACNP
Volume
40
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
1057 - 1068
Database
ISI
SICI code
0029-5515(200006)40:6<1057:OOSSOO>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
Significant progress has been made on the HT-7 superconducting tokamak rece ntly. Repeatable plasma discharges for up to 10.7 s have been routinely obt ained, which nearly reached the present limit of the PF system. LHCD experi ments have been successfully carried out. A full LH wave current drive for up to 3 s has been achieved. A quasi-steady-state H mode was observed with a very high plasma density for LHCD. ICRF waves were used for wall conditio ning, startup, and fast wave and ion Bernstein wave heating. A new RF condi tioning technique is shown to be a very powerful means of conditioning futu re large superconducting tokamaks. The physical design of HT-7U has been ne arly finished. The engineering design and some R&D have started. A 2:3 mode l of the TF coil and a 1:4 model of the central solenoid with a cable in co nduit conductor cable have been finished. Testing of the coils will start s oon. The engineering design is under way in accordance with the schedule.