Joint experiments on the Tokamaks CASTOR and Ta10

G. Van Oost, M. Gryaznevich, E. Del Bosco, A. Malaquias, G. Mank, M. Berta, J. Brotankova, R. Dejarnac, E. Dufkova, I. Duran, M. Hron, P. Peleman, J. Sentkerestiova, J. Stöckel, B. Tál, V. Weinzettl, J. Zajac, S. Zoletnik, V. Budaev, N. KirnevaG. Kirnev, B. Kuteev, A. Melnikov, M. Sokolov, V. Vershkov, I. El Chama Neto, J. Ferreira, R. Gonzales, C. R.Gutierrez Tapia, H. Hegazy, P. Khorshid, A. W. Kraemeraflecken, L. I. Krupnik, Y. Kuznetsov, A. M.Marques Fonseca, A. Ovsyannikov, L. Ruchko, E. Sukhov, A. Singh, V. Soldatov, A. Talebitaher, G. M. Vorobjev

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Small tokamaks may significantly contribute to the better understanding of phenomena in a wide range of fields such as plasma confiement and energy transport; plasma stability in different magnetic configurations; plasma turbulence and its impact on local and global plasma parameters; processes at the plasma edge and plasmaawall interaction; scenarios of additional heating and nonainductive current drive; new methods of plasma profile and parameter control; development of novel plasma diagnostics; benchmarking of new numerical codes and so on. Furthermore, due to the compactness, flexibility, low operation costs and high skill of their personnel small tokamaks are very convenient to develop and test new materials and technologies. Small tokamaks are suitable and important for broad international cooperation, providing the necessary environment and manpower to conduct dedicated joint research programmes. In addition, the experimental work on small tokamaks is very appropriate for the education of students, scientific activities of postagraduate students and for the training of personnel for large tokamaks. The first Joint (Host Laboratory) Experiment (JE1) has been carried out in 2005 on the CASTOR tokamak at the IPP Prague, Czech Republic. It was jointly organized by the IPPaASCR and KFKI HAC, Budapest, involved 20 scientists from 7 countries and was supported through the IAEA and the ICTP, Trieste. The objective of JE1 was to perform studies of plasma edge turbulence and plasma confinement. Following the success of JE1, JE2 has been performed on Ta10 at RRC "Kurchatov Institute" in Moscow; 30 scientists from 13 countries participated in this experiment. This experiment aimed to continue JE1 turbulence studies, now extending them to the plasma core. Results of JE1 and JE2 will be overviewed and compared.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlasma and Fusion Science - 17th IAEA Technical Meeting on Research Using Small Fusion Devices
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event17th IAEA Technical Meeting on Research Using Small Fusion Devices - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Oct 22 2007Oct 24 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other17th IAEA Technical Meeting on Research Using Small Fusion Devices


  • Diagnostics
  • Edge physics. Plasma turbulence
  • Tokamaks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Van Oost, G., Gryaznevich, M., Del Bosco, E., Malaquias, A., Mank, G., Berta, M., Brotankova, J., Dejarnac, R., Dufkova, E., Duran, I., Hron, M., Peleman, P., Sentkerestiova, J., Stöckel, J., Tál, B., Weinzettl, V., Zajac, J., Zoletnik, S., Budaev, V., ... Vorobjev, G. M. (2008). Joint experiments on the Tokamaks CASTOR and Ta10. In Plasma and Fusion Science - 17th IAEA Technical Meeting on Research Using Small Fusion Devices (pp. 24-33). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 996).