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Electric circuit analysis for plasma breakdown in JT-60SA

Yamauchi, Kunihito; Shimada, Katsuhiro; Terakado, Tsunehisa; Matsukawa, Makoto; Cara, P.*; Gaio, E.*; Santinelli, M.*; Coletti, R.*; Coletti, A.*

High current of about 500 kA will be induced in the passive structures such as vacuum vessel and stabilizing plate at plasma initiation in JT-60SA, because the total resistance of the passive structure is approximately 16 $$mu Omega$$ and the breakdown electric field of 0.5 V/m is expected for stable plasma initiation from the experiments of JT-60U. Therefore, a precise evaluation of the magnetic field performance using the accurate circuit analysis model has to be conducted to obtain stable plasma breakdown and for designing the detail of power supply system. In this paper, the preparation procedure of the analysis model will be presented. Then, some circuit analysis results of plasma breakdown will be given using ideal power supply and actual thyristor converter model for comparison. The delay effect of converter voltage control and the discrepancy of current control would be summarized as the first achievement. The voltage fluctuation of generator (H-MG, 400 MVA) at plasma initiation will be also described, because large reactive power fluctuation may cause large voltage fluctuation and sudden phase shift of the AC source voltage of thyristor converter.



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