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Charging magnet for the floating coil of LDX
The charging coil (C-coil) for the joint Columbia University/MIT Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) is under development jointly by MIT and the Efremov Institute. The NbTi superconducting C-coilExpand
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Multichannel microwave interferometer for the levitated dipole experiment.
A four-channel microwave interferometer (center frequency: 60 GHz) has been constructed to measure plasma density profiles in the levitated dipole experiment (LDX). The LDX interferometer has aExpand
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Lithium pellet injection experiments on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak
A pellet enhanced performance mode, showing significantly reduced core transport, is regularly obtained after the injection of deeply penetrating lithium pellets into Alcator C-Mod discharges. TheseExpand
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Production and study of high-beta plasma confined by a superconducting dipole magneta)
The Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) [J. Kesner et al., in Fusion Energy 1998, 1165 (1999)] is a new research facility that is exploring the confinement and stability of plasma created within theExpand
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Magnetohydrodynamic stability in a levitated dipole
Plasma confined by a magnetic dipole is stabilized, at low beta, by magnetic compressibility. The ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) requirements for stability against interchange and high-n ballooningExpand
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Confinement improvement with magnetic levitation of a superconducting dipole
We report the first production of high beta plasma confined in a fully levitated laboratory dipole using neutral gas fuelling and electron cyclotron resonance heating. As compared with previousExpand
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Design, fabrication and test of the react and wind, Nb3Sn, LDX floating coil
The Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) is an innovative approach to explore the magnetic confinement of fusion plasma. A superconducting solenoid (floating coil) is magnetically levitated for up to 8Expand
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Overview of the SPARC tokamak
The SPARC tokamak is a critical next step towards commercial fusion energy. SPARC is designed as a high-field ( T), compact ( m, m), superconducting, D-T tokamak with the goal of producing fusionExpand
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Status of the floating coil of the Levitated Dipole Experiment
The Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) is a novel concept that examines plasma compressibility as a method for stable magnetic confinement of fusion grade plasmas. The experiment uses a 0.8 m diameterExpand
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