A new operation scenario for a fusion power plant
Research report (imported) 2006 - Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
An operation scenario suitable for a fusion power plant should feature high thermal insulation of the hot plasma in conjunction with good stability properties. In order to allow the two quantities to be optimised simultaneously, one has to understand the underlying mechanisms involved, i. e. the nonlinear interaction of turbulent particle and energy transport with large-scale instabilities. One example is the “Improved H-mode“ discovered in ASDEX Upgrade.