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Deuterium and tritium experiments on TFTR

  • Author(s): Strachan, JD;
  • Adler, H;
  • Barnes, CW;
  • Batha, S;
  • Bell, MG;
  • Bell, R;
  • Bitter, M;
  • Bretz, NL;
  • Budny, R;
  • Bush, CE;
  • Caorlin, M;
  • Chang, Z;
  • Darrow, DS;
  • Duong, H;
  • Durst, R;
  • Efthimion, PC;
  • Fisher, R;
  • Fonck, RJ;
  • Fredrickson, E;
  • Grek, B;
  • Grisham, LR;
  • Hammett, G;
  • Hawryiuk, RJ;
  • Heidbrink, W;
  • Herrmann, HW;
  • Hill, KW;
  • Hosea, J;
  • Hsuan, H;
  • Janos, A;
  • Jassby, DL;
  • Jobes, FC;
  • Johnson, DW;
  • Johnson, LC;
  • Kugel, H;
  • Lam, NT;
  • LeBlanc, B;
  • Levington, FM;
  • Machuzak, J;
  • Mansfield, DK;
  • Mazzucato, E;
  • Majeski, R;
  • Marmar, E;
  • McChesney, J;
  • McGuire, KM;
  • McKee, G;
  • Meade, DM;
  • Medley, SS;
  • Mikkelsen, DR;
  • Mueller, D;
  • Murakami, M;
  • Nazikian, R;
  • Osakabe, M;
  • Owens, DK;
  • Park, H;
  • Paul, SF;
  • Petrov, M;
  • Phillips, CK;
  • Ramsey, AT;
  • Redi, MH;
  • Roberts, D;
  • Rogers, J;
  • Roquemore, AL;
  • Ruskov, E;
  • Sabbagh, SA;
  • Sasao, M;
  • Schilling, G;
  • Schivell, J;
  • Schmidt, GL;
  • Scott, SD;
  • Skinner, CH;
  • Snipes, JA;
  • Stevens, J;
  • Stevenson, T;
  • Stratton, BC;
  • Synakowski, E;
  • Taylor, G;
  • Terry, JL;
  • Von Halle, A;
  • Von Goeler, S;
  • Wilgen, JB;
  • Wilson, JR;
  • Wong, KL;
  • Wurden, GA;
  • Yamada, M;
  • Young, KM;
  • Zarnstorff, MC;
  • Zweben, SJ
  • et al.
Abstract

Three campaigns, prior to July 1994, attempted to increase the fusion power in DT plasmas on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR). The first campaign was dedicated to obtaining >5 MW of fusion power while avoiding MHD events similar to the JET X-event. The second was aimed at producing maximum fusion power irrespective of proximity to MHD limits, and achieved 9 MW limited by a disruption. The third campaign increased the energy confinement time using lithium pellet conditioning while raising the ratio of alpha heating to beam heating.

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