Design of a Prototype 20 Tesla, Single Turn, Toroidal Field Coil for the Fusion Ignition Experiment (IGNITEX)

Werst, M. D.
Brunson, G. W
Hsieh, K. T
Sledge, R. L
Weldon, W. F.
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The electromagnetic design of the fusion ignition experiment (IGNITEX)[l] combines unconventional pulsed power and magnet technologies. The experiment should produce an ignited plasma in a relatively simple and low cost way.[2,3) The proposed IGNITEX toroidal field (TF) coil is a 20 T, single tum, toroidal magnet powered by homopolar generators (HPGs). In order to demonstrate the magnet technologies, the Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT) is building a 0.06 scale prototype toroidal field coil to be powered by an existing 60 MJ, 9-MA, HPG power supply. This element of the Ignition Technology Demonstration (ITD) program is funded by the Texas Advanced Technology Program and the Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation.

M.D. Werst, G.W. Bunson, K.T. Hsieh, R.L. Sledge, and W.F. Weldon, “Design of a prototype 20 Tesla, single turn, toroidal field coil for the fusion ignition experiment (iGNITEX),” Proceedings, 13th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, October 2-6, 1989, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A., vol. 1, pp. 43-46.