15th IAEA Technical Meeting on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems at PPPL
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held the 15th IAEA Technical Meeting on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems from 5 to 8 September 2017 in Princeton, NJ, USA at PPPL. PPPL physicist Mario Podestà chaired the event.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the status of experimental and theoretical works on suprathermal electrons and ions in a wide variety of magnetic confinement geometries. The meeting covered the formation and transportation of energetic particles, including their confinement properties. It also provided a detailed account of the location of lost energetic particle incidence on first wall components, the collective instabilities they drive, their impact on plasma properties in different operational scenarios, and energetic particles diagnostics. The meeting aimed, in particular, to identify open physics issues and gaps associated with energetic particles in ITER and future fusion power plants.
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