MIT

Projects

Alcator C-Mod

Years Active

1991 - 2016

Approach

Tokamak

Tokamak Design Parameters
Major Radius (m)Minor Radius (m)Plasma Current (MA)Toroidal Magnetic Field (T)Duration (s)
0.670.2229
Alcator C-Mod photograph
By Sam Wurzel CC BY-SA 4.0
Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Access to pedestal pressu... 2.5×1020(electron)1.375(electron) 3.4×10-21.2×1019
Access to pedestal pressu... 3.2×1020(electron)1.563(electron) 4.8×10-22.4×1019
Access to pedestal pressu... 3.6×1020(electron)1.823(electron) 5.4×10-23.5×1019
Access to pedestal pressu... 1.2×1020(electron)3.385(electron) 7.9×10-23.2×1019
Access to pedestal pressu... 1×1020(electron)3.438(electron) 5.7×10-22.0×1019
Access to pedestal pressu... 1.1×1020(electron)4.261(electron) 4.8×10-22.2×1019
Access to pedestal pressu... 1.5×1020(electron)3.542(electron) 5.4×10-22.9×1019

Alcator C

Years Active

1979 - 1987

Approach

Tokamak

Tokamak Design Parameters
Major Radius (m)Minor Radius (m)Plasma Current (MA)Toroidal Magnetic Field (T)Duration (s)
0.640.170.912
Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Energy Confinement of Hig... 1×1021(electron)1.4(electron) 1.5(ion)5×10-27.5×1019

Alcator A

Years Active

1972 - 1980

Approach

Tokamak

Tokamak Design Parameters
Major Radius (m)Minor Radius (m)Plasma Current (MA)Toroidal Magnetic Field (T)Duration (s)
0.540.10.3110
Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENT... 1×1021(electron)0.9(electron) 0.9(ion)3×10-22.7×1019

Tara

Approach

Tandem Mirror

LDX (Levitated Dipole Experiment)

Approach

Levitated Dipole

LDX (Levitated Dipole Experiment) photograph
David L. Chandler - http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2010/fusion-ldx-0125 CC BY-SA 3.0
Location

Cambridge Massachusetts USA