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Preparations for deuterium-tritium experiments on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor

  • Author(s): Hawryluk, RJ
  • Adler, H
  • Alling, P
  • Ancher, C
  • Anderson, H
  • Anderson, JL
  • Anderson, JW
  • Arunasalam, V
  • Ascione, G
  • Aschroft, D
  • Barnes, CW
  • Barnes, G
  • Batchelor, DB
  • Bateman, G
  • Batha, S
  • Baylor, LA
  • Beer, M
  • Bell, MG
  • Biglow, TS
  • Bitter, M
  • Blanchard, W
  • Bonoli, P
  • Bretz, NL
  • Brunkhorst, C
  • Budny, R
  • Burgess, T
  • Bush, H
  • Bush, CE
  • Camp, R
  • Caorlin, M
  • Carnevale, H
  • Chang, Z
  • Chen, L
  • Cheng, CZ
  • Chrzanowski, J
  • Collazo, I
  • Collins, J
  • Coward, G
  • Cowley, S
  • Cropper, M
  • Darrow, DS
  • Daugert, R
  • DeLooper, J
  • Duong, H
  • Dudek, L
  • Durst, R
  • Efthimion, PC
  • Ernst, D
  • Faunce, J
  • Fonck, RJ
  • Fredd, E
  • Fredrickson, E
  • Fromm, N
  • Fu, GY
  • Furth, HP
  • Garzotto, V
  • Gentile, C
  • Gettelfinger, G
  • Gilbert, J
  • Gioia, J
  • Goldfinger, RC
  • Golian, T
  • Gorelenkov, N
  • Gouge, MJ
  • Grek, B
  • Grisham, LR
  • Hammett, G
  • Hanson, GR
  • Heidbrink, W
  • Hermann, HW
  • Hill, KW
  • Hirshman, S
  • Hoffman, DJ
  • Hosea, J
  • Hulse, RA
  • Hsuan, H
  • et al.

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https://doi.org/10.1063/1.870707Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License
Abstract

The final hardware modifications for tritium operation have been completed for the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) [Fusion Technol. 21, 1324 (1992)]. These activities include preparation of the tritium gas handling system, installation of additional neutron shielding, conversion of the toroidal field coil cooling system from water to a Fluorinert™ system, modification of the vacuum system to handle tritium, preparation, and testing of the neutral beam system for tritium operation and a final deuterium-deuterium (D-D) run to simulate expected deuterium-tritium (D-T) operation. Testing of the tritium system with low concentration tritium has successfully begun. Simulation of trace and high power D-T experiments using D-D have been performed. The physics objectives of D-T operation are production of ≈ 10 MW of fusion power, evaluation of confinement, and heating in deuteriumtritium plasmas, evaluation of α-particle heating of electrons, and collective effects driven by alpha particles and testing of diagnostics for confined a particles. Experimental results and theoretical modeling in support of the D-T experiments are reviewed. © 1994 American Institute of Physics.

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