Test of the ITER central solenoid model coil and CS insert

N. Martovetsky, P. Michael, J. Minervini, A. Radovinsky, M. Takayasu, C.Y. Gung, R. Thome, T. Ando, T. Isono, K. Hamada, T. Kato, K. Kawano, N. Koizumi, K. Matsui, H. Nakajima, G. Nishijima, Y. Nunoya, M. Sugimoto, Y. Takahashi, H. TsujiD. Bessette, K. Okuno, N. Mitchell, M. Ricci, R. Zanino, L. Savoldi, K. Arai, A. Ninomiya

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The Central Solenoid Model Coil (CSMC) was designed and built from 1993 to 1999 by an ITER collaboration between the U.S. and Japan, with contributions from the European Union and the Russian Federation. The main goal of the project was to establish the superconducting magnet technology necessary for a large-scale fusion experimental reactor. Three heavily instrumented insert coils were built to cover a wide operational space for testing. The CS Insert, built by Japan, was tested in April-August of 2000. The TF Insert, built by Russian Federation, will be tested in the fall of 2001. The NbAl Insert, built by Japan, will be tested in 2002. The testing takes place in the CSMC Test Facility at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Naka, Japan. The CSMC was charged successfully without training to its design current of 46 kA to produce 13 T in the magnet bore. The stored energy at 46 kA was 640 MJ. This paper presents the main results of the CSMC and the CS Insert testing-magnet critical parameters, ac losses, joint performance, quench characteristics and some results of the post-test analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600 - 605
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Martovetsky, N., Michael, P., Minervini, J., Radovinsky, A., Takayasu, M., Gung, C. Y., ... Ninomiya, A. (2002). Test of the ITER central solenoid model coil and CS insert. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 12(1), 600 - 605. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2002.1018475