Advances in the physics studies for the JT-60SA tokamak exploitation and research plan

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Researchers

Research units

  • IRFM-CEA
  • Natl Inst Quantum & Radiol Sci & Technol
  • Univ Seville, University of Sevilla
  • Univ Oxford, University of Oxford, Rudolf Peierls Ctr Theoret Phys
  • Consorzio RFX
  • Univ Nice, Universite Cote d'Azur (ComUE), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Inst Plasma Phys & Laser Microfus, Institute of Plasma Physics & Laser Microfusion (IFPiLM)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
  • Univ Lisbon, Universidade de Lisboa, Inst Super Tecn, Inst Plasmas & Fusao Nucl
  • Fus Energy
  • Karlsruhe Inst Technol, Helmholtz Association, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Inst Tech Phys
  • Univ Napoli Federico II, University of Naples Federico II, Consorzio CREATE
  • Max Planck Inst Plasma Phys, Max Planck Society
  • CNR, Istituto Fisica del Plasma "Piero Caldirola" (IFP-CNR), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Ist Fis Plasma
  • Univ Politecn Cataluna, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, CommSensLab
  • Culham Sci Ctr, Culham Science Centre, CCFE
  • Keio Univ, Keio University, Fac Sci & Technol
  • Asociac EURATOM CIEMAT, Euratom, Lab Nacl Fus

Abstract

JT-60SA, the largest tokamak that will operate before ITER, has been designed and built jointly by Japan and Europe, and is due to start operation in 2020. Its main missions are to support ITER exploitation and to contribute to the demonstration fusion reactor machine and scenario design. Peculiar properties of JT-60SA are its capability to produce long-pulse, high-?, and highly shaped plasmas. The preparation of the JT-60SA Research Plan, plasma scenarios, and exploitation are producing physics results that are not only relevant to future JT-60SA experiments, but often constitute original contributions to plasma physics and fusion research. Results of this kind are presented in this paper, in particular in the areas of fast ion physics, high-beta plasma properties and control, and non-linear edge localised mode stability studies.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number014009
Number of pages16
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Volume62
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • JT-60SA tokamak, high beta scenarios, fast ions, MHD, NEOCLASSICAL TEARING MODES, MHD STABILITY, SIMULATION, DESIGN, SYSTEM, CODE, WALL

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