Development of Negative-Ion Based NBI System for JT-60
The negative-ion based neutral beam injector (N-NBI) for JT-60 has been developed for plasma core heating and neutral beam current drive in higher density plasmas. Construction of the N-NBI system was completed in 1996, and just after this completion, the efforts to increase beam power and beam energy started. The N-NBI system has already operated with negative ion beams with 14.3A at 380keV of deuterium and with 18.5A at 360keV of hydrogen. During N-NBI experiments on JT-60, a deuterium neutral beam power of 5.2MW at 350keV has been injected for 0.7s stably, and the response of the JT-60 plasma to high energy beam injection with the N-NBI has been confirmed to be in agreement with a theoretical prediction.
- Journal of nuclear science and technology
Journal of nuclear science and technology 35(11), 739-749, 1998-11-25
Atomic Energy Society of Japan