Front-end system of the TPE-RX reversed-field pinch machine

Y. Yagi, S. Sekine, T. Shimada, A. Masiello, K. Hayase, Y. Hirano, I. Hirota, S. Kiyama, H. Koguchi, Y. Maejima, H. Sakakita, Y. Sato, K. Sugisaki, M. Hasegawa, M. Yamane, F. Sato, I. Oyabu, K. Kuno, T. Minato, A. KiryuS. Takagi, K. Sako, F. Kudough, K. Urata, H. Kaguchi, J. Orita, H. Sago, Y. Ishigami

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Key design points of the front-end system of TPE-RX reversed-field pinch (RFP) machine are described. Here the front-end system is the components of the machine between the thick shell and the plasma surface and it consists of the vacuum vessel, shell system and pulsed vertical field coil (PVC). The effect of the multi-layered shell system is examined in terms of the relative radial magnetic perturbation. A summary of the port error field and the magnetic field produced by the PVC are also shown. The actual construction procedure is also described. Construction of the TPE-RX was completed at the end of December 1997 and it is now routinely in operation with RFP configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421 - 436
Number of pages16
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Yagi, Y., Sekine, S., Shimada, T., Masiello, A., Hayase, K., Hirano, Y., ... Ishigami, Y. (1999). Front-end system of the TPE-RX reversed-field pinch machine. Fusion Engineering and Design, 45(4), 421 - 436.