- Plasma Physics Laboratory (Saskatchewan)
The Plasma Physics Laboratory at the
University of Saskatchewanwas established in 1959 by H. M. Skarsgard. Early work centered on research with a Betatron.
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 tokomak [O. Mitarai et al 1992 Nucl. Fusion 32 1801-1809, http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0029-5515/32/10/I08] .
STOR-M stands for Saskatchewan Torus-Modified. STOR-M is a
tokamaklocated 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.
* [http://plasma.usask.ca/ Web site]
* [http://www.usask.ca/communications/ocn/sept1-00/news13a.shtml Akira Hirose Awards for STOR-M]
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