Introduction to the Physics of Plasma Wall Interactions in Controlled Fusion

  • D. E. Post
  • R. Behrisch
  • B. Stansfield


In the last fifteen years, great strides have been made in controlled fusion research. The plasma temperatures, beta, and confinement needed for a reactor have been approached in recent experiments (Table 1). In the next few years, experiments on JET (EC), TFTR (USA), JT-60 (Japan), and T-15 (USSR) are expected to answer many of the remaining physics questions as to whether it is possible to obtain reactor grade plasmas in large tokamaks. The major physics questions are:
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    heating and current drive

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    impurity and particle control.



Current Drive Duty Factor Ohmic Heating Toroidal Field Particle Control 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Post
    • 1
  • R. Behrisch
    • 2
  • B. Stansfield
    • 3
  1. 1.Plasma Physics LaboratoryPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für PlasmaphysikEURATOM-AssociationGarchingGermany
  3. 3.INRS EnergieVarennesCanada

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