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Overview of KSTAR initial operation

Title
Overview of KSTAR initial operation
Authors
Kwon, MOh, YKYang, HLNa, HKKim, YSKwak, JGKim, WCKim, JYAhn, JWBae, YSBaek, SHBak, JGBang, ENChang, CSChang, DHChavdarovski, IChen, ZYCho, KWCho, MHChoe, WChoi, JHChu, YChung, KSDiamond, PDo, HJEidietis, NEngl, ACGrisham, LHahm, TSHahn, SHHan, WSHatae, THillis, DHong, JSHong, SHHong, SRHumphrey, DHwang, YSHyatt, AIn, YKJackson, GLJang, YBJeon, YMJeong, JIJeong, NYJeong, SHJhang, HGJin, JKJoung, MJu, JKawahata, KKim, CHKim, DHKim, HSKim, HSKim, HKKim, HTKim, JHKim, JCKim, JSKim, JSKim, KMKim, KMKim, KPKim, MKKim, SHKim, SSKim, STKim, SWKim, YJKim, YKKim, YOKo, WHKogi, YKong, JDKubo, SKumazawa, RKwak, SWKwon, JMKwon, OJLeConte, MLee, DGLee, DKLee, DRLee, DSLee, HJLee, JHLee, KDLee, KSLee, SGLee, SHLee, SILee, SMLee, TGLee, WCLee, WLLeur, JLim, DSLohr, JMase, AMueller, DMoon, KMMutoh, TNa, YSNagayama, YNam, YUNamkung, WOh, BHOh, SGOh, STPark, BHPark, DSPark, HPark, HTPark, JKPark, JSPark, KRPark, MKPark, SHPark, SIPark, YMPark, YSPatterson, BSabbagh, SSaito, KSajjad, SSakamoto, KSeo, DCSeo, SHSeol, JCShi, YSong, NHSun, HJTerzolo, LWalker, MWang, SJWatanabe, KWeler, ASWoo, HJWoo, ISYagi, MYaowei, YYonekawa, YYoo, KIYoo, JWYoon, GSYoon, SW
POSTECH Authors
Park, DS
Date Issued
Sep-2011
Publisher
IOP
Abstract
Since the successful first plasma generation in the middle of 2008, three experimental campaigns were successfully made for the KSTAR device, accompanied with a necessary upgrade in the power supply, heating, wall-conditioning and diagnostic systems. KSTAR was operated with the toroidal magnetic field up to 3.6 T and the circular and shaped plasmas with current up to 700 kA and pulse length of 7 s, have been achieved with limited capacity of PF magnet power supplies. The mission of the KSTAR experimental program is to achieve steady-state operations with high performance plasmas relevant to ITER and future reactors. The first phase (2008-2012) of operation of KSTAR is dedicated to the development of operational capabilities for a super-conducting device with relatively short pulse. Development of start-up scenario for a super-conducting tokamak and the understanding of magnetic field errors on start-up are one of the important issues to be resolved. Some specific operation techniques for a super-conducting device are also developed and tested. The second harmonic pre-ionization with 84 and 110 GHz gyrotrons is an example. Various parameters have been scanned to optimize the pre-ionization. Another example is the ICRF wall conditioning (ICWC), which was routinely applied during the shot to shot interval. The plasma operation window has been extended in terms of plasma beta and stability boundary. The achievement of high confinement mode was made in the last campaign with the first neutral beam injector and good wall conditioning. Plasma control has been applied in shape and position control and now a preliminary kinetic control scheme is being applied including plasma current and density. Advanced control schemes will be developed and tested in future operations including active profiles, heating and current drives and control coil-driven magnetic perturbation.
URI
http://oasis.postech.ac.kr/handle/2014.oak/15626
DOI
10.1088/0029-5515/51/9/094006
ISSN
0029-5515
Article Type
Article
Citation
NUCLEAR FUSION, vol. 51, no. 9, page. 94006 - 12, 2011-09
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