Microwave heating for steady state fusion devices
Research report (imported) 2008 - Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
The development of stationary plasma operation scenarios is of utmost importance in next step devices in view of a future fusion power station. A necessary prerequisite is a stationary magnetic field configuration, a continuously operating heating system and a stationary energy and particle control. Among the different heating methods heating with strong microwaves is attractive with respect to physics capabilities and technological properties. The most powerful microwave plant with steady state capability is presently under construction for the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator at the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP) Greifswald.