ACT-1 (Advanced Concept Torus)

Fusion Approach
Publications Describing Device

PPPL Annual Report October 1, 1979-September 30, 1980


The Advanced Concept Torus (ACT-1) was a steady state toroidal device which was operated at PPPL. Its vacuum chamber was made of aluminum with a water cooling system and 26 toroidal field coils capable of produce a 0.56 T magnetic field on the axis. ACT-1 had a toroidal plasma with a minor radius of 10 cm and a major radius of 59 cm. It was used for the study of radiofrequency heating, specifically in lower hybrid waves and ion cyclotron waves. In 1985, ACT-1 was converted into the Current Drive Experiment (CDX)

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In Operation

1979 - 1985