Plasma Physics Laboratory (Saskatchewan)

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The Plasma Physics Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan was established in 1959 by H. M. Skarsgard. Early work centered on research with a Betatron.

Facilities[edit]

STOR-1M[edit]

STOR-1M is Canada's first tokamak built in 1983. In 1987 STOR-1M was the world’s first demonstration of alternating current in a tokamak.[1]

STOR-M[edit]

STOR-M stands for Saskatchewan Torus-Modified. STOR-M is a tokamak located at the University of Saskatchewan. STOR-M is a small tokamak (major radius = 46 cm, minor radius = 12.5 cm) designed for studying plasma heating, anomalous transport and developing novel tokamak operation modes and advanced diagnostics. STOR-M is capable of a 30–40 millisecond plasma discharge with a toroidal magnetic field of between 0.5 and 1 tesla and a plasma current of between 20 and 50 kiloamperes. STOR-M has also demonstrated improved confinement induced by a turbulent heating pulse, electrode biasing and compact torus injection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ O. Mitarai et al. 1992 Nucl. Fusion 32 1801-1809, http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0029-5515/32/10/I08

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