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Fusion power production from TFTR plasmas fueled with deuterium and tritium.

  • Author(s): Strachan, JD
  • Adler, H
  • Alling, P
  • Ancher, C
  • Anderson, H
  • Anderson, JL
  • Ashcroft, D
  • Barnes, CW
  • Barnes, G
  • Batha, S
  • Bell, MG
  • Bell, R
  • Bitter, M
  • Blanchard, W
  • Bretz, NL
  • Budny, R
  • Bush, CE
  • Camp, R
  • Caorlin, M
  • Cauffman, S
  • Chang, Z
  • Cheng, CZ
  • Collins, J
  • Coward, G
  • Darrow, DS
  • DeLooper, J
  • Duong, H
  • Dudek, L
  • Durst, R
  • Efthimion, PC
  • Ernst, D
  • Fisher, R
  • Fonck, RJ
  • Fredrickson, E
  • Fromm, N
  • Fu, GY
  • Furth, HP
  • Gentile, C
  • Gorelenkov, N
  • Grek, B
  • Grisham, LR
  • Hammett, G
  • Hanson, GR
  • Hawryluk, RJ
  • Heidbrink, W
  • Herrmann, HW
  • Hill, KW
  • Hosea, J
  • Hsuan, H
  • Janos, A
  • Jassby, DL
  • Jobes, FC
  • Johnson, DW
  • Johnson, LC
  • Kamperschroer, J
  • Kugel, H
  • Lam, NT
  • LaMarche, PH
  • Loughlin, MJ
  • LeBlanc, B
  • Leonard, M
  • Levinton, FM
  • Machuzak, J
  • Mansfield, DK
  • et al.
Abstract

Peak fusion power production of 6.2±0.4 MW has been achieved in TFTR plasmas heated by deuterium and tritium neutral beams at a total power of 29.5 MW. These plasmas have an inferred central fusion alpha particle density of 1.2×1017 m-3 without the appearance of either disruptive magnetohydrodynamics events or detectable changes in Alfvén wave activity. The measured loss rate of energetic alpha particles agreed with the approximately 5% losses expected from alpha particles which are born on unconfined orbits. © 1994 The American Physical Society.

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