Magnet Technology Demonstration for an Ignition, Single-Turn Tokamak

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Werst, M.D.
Brunson, G.W.
Hsieh, K.T.
Sledge, R.L.
Wehrlen, D.J.
Weldon, W.F.
Woodson, H.H.

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American Nuclear Society


The Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT) has designed, built, and is now testing a full torus, single-turn magnet designed to produce 20 Tesla (T) on-axis. The Ignition Technology Demonstration (ITD) as it is called is a 0.06 scale Texas Ignition Experiment (IGNITEX) toroidal field (TF) magnet prototype. The purpose of the ITD program is to demonstrate the operation of a 20 T, single-turn TF coil powered by homopolar generators (HPGs). To date the prototype TF magnet has produced a purely toroidal, on-axis field of 15.0 T without an axial preload.


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M.D. Werst, G. W. Brunson, K. T. Hsieh, R. L. Sledge, D. J. Wehrlen, W.F. Weldon, H.H. Woodson, “Magnet technology demonstration for an ignition, singe-turn tokamak,” 9th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, Oak Brook, Illinois, U.S.A., October 7-11, 1990.