Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics

Projects

Wendelstein 7-X

Years Active

2015 - present

Approach

Stellarator

Wendelstein 7-X photograph
By Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Tino Schulz - Public Relations Department, Max-Planck-Institut, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25105258
Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Magnetic configuration ef...8×1018(ion) 1.2×1019(electron)6(electron) 1.7(ion)1.28×10-11.7×1018

ASDEX Upgrade

Years Active

1991 - present

Approach

Tokamak

ASDEX

Years Active

1980 - 1990

Approach

Tokamak

Tokamak Design Parameters
Major Radius (m)Minor Radius (m)Plasma Current (MA)Toroidal Magnetic Field (T)Duration (s)
1.650.40.5
Notes

The ASDEX tokamak began operation in 1980 and H-mode was discovered in ASDEX in 1982. In 1991 it was transferred to SWIP (Southwestern Institute of Physics) in Chengdu, China and it was used to build HL-2A.

Location

Garching and Greifswald Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany

Website

https://www.ipp.mpg.de/en