FAST load assembly conceptual design

A. Cucchiaro, G. Brolatti, G. Calabrò, V. Cocilovo, A. Coletti, R. Coletti, P. Costa, P. Frosi, F. Crescenzi, F. Crisanti, G. Granucci, G. Maddaluno, V. Pericoli-Ridolfini, A. Pizzuto, C. Rita, G. Ramogida, S. Roccella, P. Rossi

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FAST (Fusion Advanced Studies Torus) is a proposal for a Satellite Facility which can contribute the rapid exploitation of ITER and prepare ITER and DEMO regimes of operation, as well as exploiting innovative DEMO technology. FAST is a compact (Ro = 1.82 m, a = 0.64 m, triangularity δ = 0.4) machine able to investigate non linear dynamics effects of alpha particle behaviours in burning plasmas [1][[2][5]. The project is based on a dominant 30 MW of ICRH, 6 MW of LH and 4 MW of ECRH. FAST operates at a wide range [3][4] of parameters e.g., in high performance H-Mode (BTup to 8.5 T; IPup to 8 MA) as well as in Advanced Tokamak operation (IP=3 MA), and full non inductive current scenario (IP=2 MA). Helium gas at 30 K is used for cooling the resistive copper magnets [6]. That allows for a pulse duration up to 170 s. Tungsten (W) or Liquid Lithium (L-Li) have been chosen as the divertor plates material, and Argon or Neon as the injected impurities to mitigate the thermal loads. ©2009 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 23rd IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2009 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


Conference2009 23rd IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2009
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/09 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Cucchiaro, A., Brolatti, G., Calabrò, G., Cocilovo, V., Coletti, A., Coletti, R., ... Rossi, P. (2009). FAST load assembly conceptual design. Paper presented at 2009 23rd IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2009, United States.