A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research
June 10, 2015, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

MBG Auditorium

COLLOQUIUM: ITER and its Diagnostics – Rising to the Challenge

Dr. Mike Walsh

The ITER project is now well underway with many teams completing various aspects of the design and working on the actual construction. This device will push several boundaries from those currently existing. As a result, several technologies need to be developed or extended. This is especially true for the systems or diagnostics that measure the performance and provide the control signals for this device.

A diagnostic set will be installed on the ITER machine to provide the measurements necessary to control, evaluate and optimize plasma performance and to further the understanding of plasma physics. These systems will have to cope with a range of phenomena that will extend the current knowledge in the Fusion field. Amongst them for example are the parasitic effects of the neutrons or the impact of the plasma on the first mirrors. Regardless of this, the various systems are expected to perform with high accuracy, reliability and precision. This talk will show where we are at present; where we plan to get to and outline some of our strategies deployed to get there.

Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2019-2020 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Marc-Andre DeLooz, mdelooz@pppl.gov
Erik Gilson, egilson@pppl.gov
Jessica Ilagan, jilagan@pppl.gov
Igor Kaganovich, ikaganov@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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