Present status of the KSTAR superconducting magnet system development

Keeman Kim, H. K. Park, K. R. Park, B. S. Lim, S. I. Lee, M. K. Kim, Y. Chu, W. H. Chung, S. H. Baek, J. Y. Choi, H. Yonekawa, A. Chertovskikh, Y. B. Chang, J. S. Kim, G. S. Kim, D. J. Kim, N. H. Song, K. P. Kim, Y. J. Song, I. S. WooW. S. Han, D. K. Lee, Y. K. Oh, K. W. Cho, J. S. Park, G. S. Lee, H. J. Lee, T. K. Ko, S. J. Lee

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The mission of korea superconducting tokamak advanced research (KSTAR) Project is to develop a steady-state-capable advanced superconducting tokamak for establishing a scientific and technological basis for an attractive fusion reactor. Because the KSTAR mission includes the achievement of a steady-state-capable operation, the use of superconducting coils is an obvious choice for the magnet system. The KSTAR superconducting magnet system consists of 16 TF (toroidal field) and 14 PF (poloidal field) coils. Both of the TF and the PF coil systems use internally cooled cable-in-conduit conductors (CICC). The TF coil system provides a field of 3.5 T at the plasma center, and the PF coil system is able to provide a flux swing of 17 V-sec. The major achievements in the KSTAR magnet system development include the development of CICC, the development of a full-size TF model coil, the development of a background magnetic field generation coil system, and the construction of a large-scale superconducting magnet and CICC test facility. The TF and The PF coils are being fabricated for the KSTAR completion in the year 2005.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1195-1198
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number5 I
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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