FAST: Feasibility analysis for a completely superconducting magnet system

A. Di Zenobio, A. Della Corte, L. Muzzi, G.M. Polli, L. Reccia, S. Turtù, F. Crisanti, A. Cucchiaro, A. Pizzuto, R. Villari

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FAST (Fusion Advanced Studies Torus), the Italian proposal for a European satellite facility to ITER, is a compact tokamak (R0= 1.82 m, a = 0.64 m, triangularity δ - 0.4) able to investigate non linear dynamics effects of alpha-particle behavior in burning plasmas and to test technical solutions for the first wall/divertor directly relevant for ITER and DEMO (e.g.: fulltungsten wall and divertor and advanced liquid metal divertor). The machine is designed to operate with Deuterium plasmas in a dimensionless parameter range close to that of ITER and to access advanced tokamak regimes with long pulse duration with respect to the current diffusion time. It foresees a maximum magnetic field on plasma axis of 8.5 T and a maximum plasma current of 8 MA. In the present design phase, the feasibility of a superconducting solution for the magnet system is being investigated by ENEA. It consists of 18 Toroidal Field, 6 Poloidal Field and 6 Central Solenoid module coils, all of which wound by Nb3Sn and NbTi Cable-In-Conduit Conductors. All the main aspects driving the magnets' design, from mechanical to neutronic and thermal analyses, are here presented and discussed. © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5643944
Pages (from-to)1934 - 1937
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Di Zenobio, A., Della Corte, A., Muzzi, L., Polli, G. M., Reccia, L., Turtù, S., ... Villari, R. (2011). FAST: Feasibility analysis for a completely superconducting magnet system. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 21(3 PART 2), 1934 - 1937. [5643944].