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Confinement of alpha particles in a low aspect ratio tokamak reactor

Tani, Keiji; Tobita, Kenji; Nishio, Satoshi; Iio, Shunji*; Tsutsui, Hiroaki*; Aoki, Takayuki*

Studies were made on ripple losses of fusion produced alpha particles in a low-aspect-ratio tokamak reactor (VECTOR) by using an orbit-following Monte-Carlo code. Alpha particles are well confined in VECTOR. In a low-aspect-ratio tokamak, the dependence of ripple losses on the number of toroidal-field (TF) coils N is very weak. Assuming a toroidal peaking factor of 2 for the heat load due to loss particles, about 1.5% and 1.0% of TF ripple at the outer edge of plasma might be allowable for the first wall with and without cooling system, respectively. In both cases, the number of TF-coils can be reduced to about 4.



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