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ReNeW White Papers

Theme I: Achieving and Understanding the Burning Plasma State

Theme II: Creating Predictable High-Performance Steady-State Plasmas

Theme III: Taming the Plasma Material Interface

Theme IV: Harnessing Fusion Power

Theme V: Optimizing the Magnetic Configuration

  1. Advances in Singly-Connected Closed Field Line Plasma Devices and Extrapolation to POP Level Experiments and Reactors by A.L. Hoffman, L.C. Steinhauer (University of Washington), H. Ferrari, R. Farengo (Centro Atomico Bariloche)
  2. Research Thrust to Establish Predictive Simulation Capability for Fusion Nuclear Science, by S. Diem, D. Batchelor, V. Chan, A. Garofalo, Y.K. Peng, D. Spong and A. Sontag
  3. Severe divertor issues on next step devices, and validating the Super-X divertor as a promising solution, by M. Kotschenreuther (UT), S. M. Mahajan (UT), P. Valanju (UT), J. Canik (ORNL), A. Garafalo (GA), B. Labombard (MIT), R. Maingi (ORNL)
  4. Limiting the Divertor Heat Flux to Enable Fusion Nuclear Science Research at Low-A, by J.M. Canik, A. Sontag, M. Cole (ORNL),  M. Kotchenreuther, P. Valanju (UT Austin)
  5. Research Thrust on Plasma Startup & Ramp-up to Enable Fusion Nuclear Science Research at Low-A, by A. Sontag, J. Caughman, S. Diem, R. Fonck, A. Garofalo, R. Raman, A. Redd, V. Shevchenko, ORNL
  6. Fast ion stability and wall heat loading in stellarators, by D.A. Spong
  7. Fusion Nuclear Science Research Thrust and the Required Full Fusion Nuclear Environment, by M. Peng, M. Cole, B. Patton, G. Yoder, K. Korash, T. Burgess, Y. Katoh, J. Wagner, A. Sontag, J. Canik, S. Diem (ORNL); R.D. Stambaugh, V.S. Chan, C.P.C. Wong (GA); S. Kaye (PPPL)
  8. Future Plasma Facing Components (PFCs) & In-vessel Components (IVCs): Strengthened Sustained and Integrated Approach for Modeling and Testing HHFCs, by Richard E. Nygren, Sandia National Laboratories
  9. Solenoidless Startup Research Thrusts for Tokamaks, By J. Leuer, D. Humpreys (General Atomics)
  10. Advancing Stellarator Knowledge Through International Collaboration, by Hutch Neilson and Jeffrey Harris
  11. Reactor considerations for Compact Toroids, by T.P. Intrator, Los Alamos National Laboratory; T. Jarboe, University of Washington; and R.L. Miller, Decysive Systems
  12. Next Step Needs for FRC Stability And Sustainment Studies, by John Slough, University of Washington
  13. Computational Needs for Reversed-Field Pinch and Spheromak Development, by Carl R. Sovinec, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  14. Cross-cutting Connections between the Spheromak and the Reversed-Field Pinch (RFP), by CT sub-sub-panel: McLean, Sovinec, Woodruff, Yamada
  15. Density limits and control in RFP's, by P. Innocente, M.E. Puiatti, M. Valisa (RFX-Padova, Italy)
  16. LiWall ST1, EAST1, ITER-100 - all exceeding ignition criterion, by Leonid E. Zakharov Feb 27, 2009
  17. Radio frequency sustainment and current drive for Compact Tori, by T.P. Intrator LANL, R.P. Majeski PPPL Feb 27, 2009
  18. Oblate FRC concept with NBI for experimental studies of large-s FRC formation, stability, current drive and transport, by E.V Belova, M. Yamada, H. Ji1, S. Gerhardt, PPPL Feb 27, 2009
  19. The Need for a Fusion Science Integration Experiment in the US, by R.J. Buttery Feb 27, 2009
  20. Improving energy confinement is the most rapid route to practical FRC reactors, by S.A. Cohen, PPPL Feb 27, 2009
  21. Potential impact of low recycling equilibria and lithium walls on reactor design, by R. Majeski, M. Kotschenreuther, J. Manickam, S.A. Sabbagh, L. Zakharov, L. Zheng Feb 27, 2009
  22. Development of a high fluence fusion neutron source and component test facility based on the magneto-kinetic compression of FRCs, by John Slough Feb 27, 2009
  23. Understanding and Predicting Microtearing Instabilities in the ST, by K. Tritz, D. Stutman, L. Delgado-Aparicio, M. Finkenthal, John Hopkins University Feb 27, 2009
  24. Axisymmetric Tandem Mirror D-T Neutron Source, by W. Horton, J. Pratt, A.W. Molvik, R.M. Kulsrud, N.J. Fisch Feb 27, 2009
  25. Improving spheromak helicity injection by eliminating the constraint imposed by Paschen breakdown physics, by Paul M. Bellan Caltech Feb 28, 2009
  26. Research Thrust on Plasma Startup & Ramp-up, R. Raman, T.R. Jarboe, B.A. Nelson, D. Mueller, M.G. Bell Feb 28, 2009
  27. Research Thrust on Advanced Plasma Fuelling, by R. Raman, T.R. Jarboe, and H.W. Kugel Feb 28, 2009
  28. A scenario for steady state low-aspect-ratio RFP sustained by pressure-driven and RF/NBI-driven currents, by Sadao Masamune Mar 2, 2009
  29. Impact of Tritium Breeding on Design Implications to Withstand Disruptions and Runaway Electrons, by L. El-Guebaly and R. Raffray Feb 27, 2009
  30. Role of Theory in Addressing RFP Physics Issues, by P.W. Terry, A. Boozer, J.S. Sarff, R. White, C. Sovinec
  31. Benefits of moderate 3D fields in Tokamaks - NHTX as an example, by Neil Pomphrey, Allan Reiman, PPPL and Allen H. Boozer, Columbia University Mar 4, 2009
  32. Harnessing fusion power: how does CT research contribute to this discussion? by S. Woodruff, Woodruff Scientific, Inc. Mar 4, 2009
  33. Contributions of NHTX to the ST Development Path, by Rob Goldston, Jon Menard (PPPL), and Steve Sabbagh (Columbia University) Mar 11, 2009
  34. Non-Axisymmetric Shaping as a Research Thrust, by Allen Boozer (Columbia) , Hutch Neilson, and Michael Zarnstorff (PPPL) Mar 9, 2009
  35. White paper on alpha losses and high-Z metal PFC surface damage, by D. Whyte Mar 9, 2009
  36. Issues on active control of MHD instabilities in a RFP, by Lionello Marrelli Mar 11, 2009
  37. Need for High Tritium Burn-up Fraction in Plasma to Relax Tritium Breeding Requirement for Demo and Fusion Power Plants, by L. El-Guebaly Mar 11, 2009
  38. Development of a Predictive Simulation Capability for Three-Dimensional Configurations, by A. Reiman, PPPL Mar 13, 2009
  39. Stellarator Operational Limits, by A. Reiman Mar 13, 2009
  40. Pedestal Optimization for Confinement and ELM Control, by Moyer, Evans, Groebner, Reimerdes, Snyder Mar 13, 2009
  41. Neurtal Beam Development Plans and Needs for ITER, by L.R. Grisham, PPPL Mar 13, 2009
  42. Measurement needs for the alternates, with broader connections, by D.J. Den Hartog Mar 14, 2009
  43. Some thoughts on the future direction of rotamak research, by Ieuan R. Jones, Flinders University  Apr 20, 2009