The role of the spherical tokamak in clarifying tokamak physics

A W Morris, R J Akers, J W Connor, G F Counsell, R J Fonck, M P Gryaznevich, V Gusev, T C Hender, S M Kaye, G P Maddison, R Majeski, T J Martin, K G McClements, S Medvedev, Y K M Peng, C M Roach, D C Robinson, S Sharapov, A Sykes, M ValovicM J Walsh, H R Wilson

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The spherical tokamak (ST) provides a unique environment in which to perform complementary and exacting tests of the tokamak physics required for a burning plasma experiment of any aspect ratio, while also having the potential for long-term fusion applications in its own right. New experiments are coming on-line in the UR (MAST), USA (NSTX, Pegasus), Russia (Globus-M), Brazil (ETE) and elsewhere, and the status of these devices will be reported, along with newly-analysed data from START. Those physics issues where the ST provides an opportunity to remove degeneracy in the databases or clarify one's understanding will be emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B191-B207
Number of pages17
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

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