Advanced fusion technologies developed for JT-60 superconducting tokamak

A. Sakasai, S. Ishida, M. Matsukawa, N. Akino, T. Ando, T. Arai, K. Ezato, K. Hamada, H. Ichige, T. Isono, A. Kaminaga, T. Kato, K. Kawano, M. Kikuchi, K. Kizu, N. Koizumi, Y. Kudo, G. Kurita, K. Masaki, K. MatsuiY. M. Miura, N. Miya, Y. Miyo, A. Morioka, H. Nakajima, Y. Nunoya, A. Oikawa, K. Okuno, S. Sakurai, T. Sasajima, K. Satoh, K. Shimizu, S. Takeji, K. Takenaga, H. Tamai, M. Taniguchi, K. Tobita, K. Tsuchiya, K. Urata, J. Yagyu

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Modification of JT-60 as a full superconducting tokamak (JT-60SC) is planned. The objectives of the JT-60SC programme are to establish scientific and technological bases for steady-state operation of high performance plasmas and utilization of reduced-activation materials in an economically and environmentally attractive DEMO reactor. Advanced fusion technologies relevant to the DEMO reactor have been developed for the superconducting magnet technology and plasma facing components of the JT-60SC design. To achieve a high current density in a superconducting strand, Nb3Al strands with a high copper ratio of 4 have been newly developed for the toroidal field coils (TFCs) of JT-60SC. The R&D to demonstrate the applicability of the Nb 3Al conductor to TFCs by a react-and-wind technique has been carried out using a full-size Nb3Al conductor. A full-size NbTi conductor with low ac loss using Ni-coated strands has been successfully developed. A forced cooling divertor component with high heat transfer using screw tubes has been developed for the first time. The heat removal performance of the carbon fibre composite target was successfully demonstrated on an electron beam irradiation stand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-334
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb


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