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Progress and status of the gyrotron development for the JT-60SA ECH/CD system

Kobayashi, Takayuki; Sawahata, Masayuki; Terakado, Masayuki; Hiranai, Shinichi; Ikeda, Ryosuke; Oda, Yasuhisa; Wada, Kenji; Hinata, Jun; Yokokura, Kenji; Hoshino, Katsumichi; et al.

Proceedings of 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz 2015) (USB Flash Drive), 3 Pages, 2015/08

A gyrotron for electron cyclotron heating and current drive (ECH/CD) has been developed for JT-60SA (Super-Advanced). In high-power, long-pulse operations, oscillations of 1 MW/100 s have been demonstrated at both 110 GHz and 138 GHz, for the first time. These results fully satisfied the requirements for JT-60SA. Moreover, it was experimentally shown that the higher power operation at each frequency is expected to be acceptable for this gyrotron from the viewpoint of heat load at the cavity resonator, collector, and stray radiation absorbers. An oscillation at 82 GHz, which is an additional frequency, has been demonstrated up to 2 s at the output power of 0.4 MW, so far. High power experiments toward higher power of 1.5 MW (110/138 GHz) and 1 MW (82 GHz) are ongoing.

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Study of ohmic loss of high power polarizers at 170 GHz for ITER

Kashiwa, Yoshinori*; Saigusa, Mikio*; Takahashi, Koji; Kasugai, Atsushi; Sakamoto, Keishi

Fusion Engineering and Design, 81(19), p.2249 - 2256, 2006/09

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:81.05(Nuclear Science & Technology)

High efficiency ECCD operations need an obliquely propagating electromagnetic wave with a specified elliptical polarization in magnetized plasma. The polarizer is necessary in order to excite the specified polarization. In the ITER design for ECCD system, the transmitted power per one waveguide is planned to be 1 MW as CW operation. The ohmic loss evaluation code for grooved mirror polarizers which calculates tangential magnetic field to the material at exterior to the groove and inside of that was developed. Calculation results were made sure of agreement with high power experiment qualitatively, and validity of the evaluation code has been confirmed.

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Cross-machine benchmarking for ITER of neoclassical tearing mode stabilization by electron cyclotron current drive

La Haye, R. J.*; Prater, R.*; Buttery, R. J.*; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Isayama, Akihiko; Maraschek, M. E.*; Urso, L.*; Zohm, H.*

Nuclear Fusion, 46(4), p.451 - 461, 2006/04

 Times Cited Count:131 Percentile:2.15(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

no abstracts in English

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Conceptual study of ECH/ECCD system for fusion DEMO plant

Sakamoto, Keishi; Takahashi, Koji; Kasugai, Atsushi; Minami, Ryutaro; Kobayashi, Noriyuki*; Nishio, Satoshi; Sato, Masayasu; Tobita, Kenji

Fusion Engineering and Design, 81(8-14), p.1263 - 1270, 2006/02

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:66.27(Nuclear Science & Technology)

no abstracts in English

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Suppression of neoclassical tearing modes towards stationary high-beta plasmas in JT-60U

Isayama, Akihiko; JT-60 Team

Plasma Science and Technology, 8(1), p.36 - 40, 2006/01

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:87.79(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

no abstracts in English

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Development and contribution of RF heating and current drive systems to long pulse, high performance experiments in JT-60U

Moriyama, Shinichi; Seki, Masami; Terakado, Masayuki; Shimono, Mitsugu; Ide, Shunsuke; Isayama, Akihiko; Suzuki, Takahiro; Fujii, Tsuneyuki; JT-60 Team

Fusion Engineering and Design, 74(1-4), p.343 - 349, 2005/11

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:51.34(Nuclear Science & Technology)

no abstracts in English

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Thermal analysis and Ohmic loss estimation of polarizer for ITER ECCD system

Saigusa, Mikio*; Takahashi, Koji; Kashiwa, Yoshinori*; Oishi, Shimpei*; Hoshi, Yuki*; Nakahata, Hiroyuki*; Kasugai, Atsushi; Sakamoto, Keishi; Imai, Tsuyoshi*

Fusion Engineering and Design, 74(1-4), p.473 - 478, 2005/11

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:80.62(Nuclear Science & Technology)

The specification of an electron cyclotron current driving (ECCD) system in International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) demands severe operational conditions for transmission lines and polarizers. For evaluating Ohmic loss of a miter bend type polarizer, the six polarizers were made of chromium copper alloy, installed in miter bends and tested at a frequency of 170GHz, rf power of 441kW and pulse duration of 0.1-6 seconds. The increase in temperature on the back of the grooved mirrors has been measured with thermo couplers during high power rf pulses. The Ohmic loss of grooved mirrors strongly depends on the rotation angle of the polarization plane of the incident waves and the mirror rotation in high power experiments, for example the Ohmic loss distributed from 0.2% to1.6%. The thermal analysis of grooved mirror has been performed with the 3D FEM code: FEVA. The all strange behavior of Ohmic loss of polarizers could be explained, theoretically.

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Compact antenna for two-dimensional beam scan in the JT-60U electron cyclotron heating/current drive system

Moriyama, Shinichi; Kajiwara, Ken*; Takahashi, Koji; Kasugai, Atsushi; Seki, Masami; Ikeda, Yoshitaka; Fujii, Tsuneyuki; JT-60 Team

Review of Scientific Instruments, 76(11), p.113504_1 - 113504_6, 2005/11

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:68.2(Instruments & Instrumentation)

A compact antenna has been designed and fabricated to enable millimeter wave beam scan in the toroidal and the poloidal directions of the JT-60U Tokamak, for electron cyclotron heating (ECH) and current drive (ECCD) experiments. It consists of fast movable flat mirror mounted on the Tokamak vacuum vessel, and rotary focusing mirror attached at the end of the waveguide supported from outside of the vacuum vessel. This separate support concept enables compact structure in the shallow port (0.68 m $$times$$ 0.54 m $$times$$ 0.2m) sharing with a sub-port for an independent diagnostic system. The flat mirror is driven during a shot by a servo-motor with a 3 m long drive shaft to refuse influence of the high magnetic field to the motor. The focusing mirror is rotated by a simple mechanism with a push rod and an air cylinder. The antenna has been operated reliably for 3 years after small improvement in the rotary mechanism. It has been contributing ECH and ECCD experiments especially current profile control, in JT-60U.

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Current status of experimental study and device modifications in JT-60U

Kurihara, Kenichi; JT-60 Team

Proceedings of 21st IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE 2005) (CD-ROM), 6 Pages, 2005/09

Since JT-60 is expected to explore more advanced operation scenarios, the discharge pulse length and the duration time of additional NBI/RF heating were extended to 65 s and 30 s/60 s, respectively, in 2003. The experimental campaign in 2003-2004 has ended up with the following significant results: (a) The high bootstrap current ratio of 75 % was sustained for 7.4 s in an R/S plasma. (b) The quasi-steady state beta value was increased to 3.0 for a pulse of 6.2 s with NTM suppression by ECCD, etc. For further exploration toward high performance plasmas, the following modifications have been conducted: (1) To minimize the power loss at the region of toroidal field ripple, the 8Cr ferritic steel tiles are being equipped on the first wall of the vacuum vessel. (2) A new current profile reproduction method will be installed in the plasma control system. In the symposium, the current status of plasma experimental study will be presented together with on-going device modifications in JT-60.

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Steady-state sustainment of high-$$beta$$ plasmas through stability control in Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute tokamak-60 upgrade

Isayama, Akihiko; JT-60 Team

Physics of Plasmas, 12(5), p.056117_1 - 056117_10, 2005/05

 Times Cited Count:27 Percentile:31.36(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

no abstracts in English

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Monte-Carlo simulation of electron cyclotron current drive in NTM magnetic islands

Hamamatsu, Kiyotaka; Takizuka, Tomonori; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Ozeki, Takahisa

Europhysics Conference Abstracts (CD-ROM), 29C, 4 Pages, 2005/00

no abstracts in English

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Stabilization of neoclassical tearing mode by electron cyclotron current drive and its evolution simulation on JT-60U tokamak

Nagasaki, Kazunobu*; Isayama, Akihiko; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Ozeki, Takahisa; Takechi, Manabu; Oyama, Naoyuki; Ide, Shunsuke; Yamamoto, Satoshi*; JT-60 Team

Proceedings of 20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2004) (CD-ROM), 8 Pages, 2004/11

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Study of millimeter wave high-power gyrotron for long pulse operation

Kasugai, Atsushi; Sakamoto, Keishi; Minami, Ryutaro; Takahashi, Koji; Imai, Tsuyoshi

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 528(1-2), p.110 - 114, 2004/08

 Times Cited Count:23 Percentile:17.02(Instruments & Instrumentation)

The development of the millimeter wave high power gyrotron with the development of a depressed collector, an over sized cavity and a synthesized diamond output window is under going in JAERI. The performances of 170 GHz, 0.9 MW for 9.2 s and 0.5 MW for 30 s were achieved up to now. It was clarified, however, that pulse extension of the gyrotron was limited by sudden outgassing due to stray RF power deposition to the bellows behind movable mirror. For suppression of stray RF power deposition, the structure of the bellows section was improved to avoid the direct power deposition and the surface of bellows was coated by copper for reduction of RF loss and increase of thermal conductivity. As a result of the modification, temperature increase of bellows was reduced to less than 1/10 and time constant of thermal diffusion shortened to 90 s from 270 s in comparison with before the modification. This indicates that the modification is quite effective for suppression of temperature increase.

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Preliminary examination of a CCD camera with a scintillator coated fiber optic plate for neutron imaging

Matsubayashi, Masahito; Soyama, Kazuhiko

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 529(1-3), p.384 - 388, 2004/08

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:56.33(Instruments & Instrumentation)

no abstracts in English

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Study of ohmic loss of high power polarizers at 170 GHz for ITER

Kashiwa, Yoshinori*; Saigusa, Mikio*; Takahashi, Koji; Oishi, Shimpei*; Hoshi, Yuki*; Kasugai, Atsushi; Sakamoto, Keishi; Imai, Tsuyoshi

Proceedings of 2004 International Symposium on Microwave Science and Its Application to Related Fields (Microwave 2004), p.527 - 530, 2004/07

An electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD) system is, especially, necessary to suppress the neoclassical tearing mode instability in ITER. The polarizers are one of the important components in the ECCD system, to generate optimum polarization for an efficient ECCD. An ohmic loss of the polarizers is evaluated, when 170GHz, high power RF wave taransmits, in oreder to investigate its performance. The maximum temperature increase on the back plate of the deep grooved and the conventinal type were 65$$^{circ}$$C and 30$$^{circ}$$C, respectively. RF power and pulse were 441kW and 6sec, respectively. The dependence of temperature increase on the plolarizer angle obtained in the experiment agrees with the calculation, qualitatively. It was also found that the significant reduction of ohmic loss on the polarizers was achievable with the optimized rotation angle of the linearly polarized incident wave.

Journal Articles

Toroidal electric field effect and non-linear effect on electron cyclotron current drive in JT-60U

Suzuki, Takahiro; Ide, Shunsuke; Hamamatsu, Kiyotaka; Petty, C. C.*; Lao, L. L.*; Isayama, Akihiko; Fujita, Takaaki; Ikeda, Yoshitaka; Seki, Masami; Moriyama, Shinichi; et al.

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 80(6), p.511 - 515, 2004/06

no abstracts in English

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Heating and current drive by electron cyclotron waves in JT-60U

Suzuki, Takahiro; Ide, Shunsuke; Hamamatsu, Kiyotaka; Isayama, Akihiko; Fujita, Takaaki; Petty, C. C.*; Ikeda, Yoshitaka; Kajiwara, Ken*; Naito, Osamu; Seki, Masami; et al.

Nuclear Fusion, 44(7), p.699 - 708, 2004/05

 Times Cited Count:28 Percentile:31.16(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

no abstracts in English

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Direct evaluation of spatio-temporal change in current density profile applied to a discharge with neo-classical tearing mode

Suzuki, Takahiro; Oikawa, Toshihiro; Isayama, Akihiko; Fujita, Takaaki

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 80(5), p.362 - 363, 2004/05

An analytical method to evaluate spatio-temporal change in current density profile directly from the motional Stark effect (MSE) diagnostic is applied to a discharge, where a neo-classical tearing mode (NTM) appeared and was stabilized by electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD). The analysis clearly shows spatially localized decrease in current density at the magnetic island location, implying decrease in bootstrap current due to flattening of pressure profile within the island. When the NTM is stabilized after the start of the ECCD application, increase in current density at the island location is observed.

Journal Articles

MHD limits to tokamak operation and their control

Zohm, H.*; Gantenbein, G.*; Isayama, Akihiko; Keller, A.*; La Haye, R. J.*; Maraschek, M.*; M$"u$ck, A.*; Nagasaki, Kazunobu*; Pinches, S. D.*; Strait, E. J.*

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 45(12A), p.A163 - A173, 2003/12

 Times Cited Count:24 Percentile:37.75(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

A review of magnetohydrodynamic limits to tokamak operation in terms of current, density and pressure is given. Although the current and density limits in a tokamak usually lead to disruptive termination of the discharge, it is argued that these can be avoided by staying away from the respective limits. This is especially true since operation close to these limits is not really desirable, due to the decreased confinement at very high density and the high disruptivity at low q. On the other hand, the limit to plasma pressure set by neoclassical tearing modes (NTMs) and resistive wall modes (RWMs) is too low to guarantee economic operation of future fusion reactors. Therefore, active control of these two instabilities is now being studied. Noticeable progress has been made by NTM stabilization with ECCD. Avoidance of NTMs and RWMs by tailoring sawteeth and spinning the plasma, shows promising results. Also, experiments on direct RWM stabilization by active coils are showing their first encouraging results.

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Development of emittance measurement device using illuminant with thin scintillator

Chiba, Atsuya; Ishii, Yasuyuki; Tajima, Satoshi

JAERI-Review 2003-033, TIARA Annual Report 2002, p.327 - 329, 2003/11

no abstracts in English

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