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LHD

The Large Helical Device (LHD) is the world's largest superconducting plasma confinement device, and employs a heliotron magnetic configuration. The objectives are to conduct academic research on confinement of steady-state/high-temperature plasma from the viewpoint of developing the helical-type fusion reactor.

Welcome!

2018年11月16日

Drs. M. Kubkowska (center), A. Czarnecka (left) from IPPLM, Poland and K.J. McCarthy from CIEMAT, Spain have come to NIFS. We collaborate on plasma diagnostics with them.

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2018年11月13日

A Ph. D. student, Mr. Jan Paul Koschinsky, has come to NIFS from Max Planck Institute fuer Plasma Physik, Germany.

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2018年11月12日

Dr. Tony Donne, program manager of EUROfusion, came to NIFS. He made a presentation about the status and prospects of European fusion research. We also discussed about the collaboration between NIFS and European institutes.

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2018年11月9日

Three students, Ms. T. Tanaka (Nagoya Univ.), Mr. T. Amitani (Nat'l Inst. Tech. Toyama) and Mr. J. Jo (Seoul Nat'l Univ.), have come to NIFS to perform the experiment for their own theses.

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2018年11月7日

Drs. J. Wei, Y. Xie and C. Jiang have come to NIFS from Institute of Plasma Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China. We collaborate with them on NBI heating research.

Plasma experiment

2018年10月23日

Plasma experiment of the 20th LHD campaign has been started.

Superconducting coils

2018年10月3日

Transition to the superconducting mode was confirmed.

Final inspection

2018年9月13日

Final inspection in the torus hall completed.

Cryogenic system for superconducting coils

2018年9月12日

Cryogenic system for superconducting coils has started the operation.

A scene at the LHD daily meeting.

2017年7月20日

Results of the yesterday's experiment and the schedule of the today's experiment are presented.

First deuterium plasma

2017年3月7日

A first deuterium plasma has been ignited.

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