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

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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.


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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.