Participants were asked to categorize their presentations by the areas of configuration improvement and/or the areas of plasma science, which can be addressed by exploratory plasma research. Of course, any improvement must be achieved while maintaining adequate confinement.

Abstracts were submitted via the website by Friday, December 7. The submission designated a category addressed in the abstract (see categories 1.0 through 4.0 below). Authors whose abstract were selected for an oral presentation were notified mid-January 2013. Abstracts not selected for an oral presentation were presented as a poster presentation.

Poster board size: 4 feet by 8 feet
These are free-standing poster boards.

Submitting Your Abstract

  • Abstract character count is limited to 3000 characters, which includes spaces, punctuation, references, and footnotes.
  • Abstracts may be altered if they do not comply with the style guidelines, including excessive length.
  • Abstracts should be submitted as a text document (i.e., Word document).

Uploading Your Abstract

After your abstract has been received and appears on the the Proceedings page you have the option to upload your presentation using LaTex and converting it to a pdf document.

EPR 2013 Categories

1.0 Improvements for Fusion Energy Science: This category includes ideas and configurations that reduce operational and maintenance complexity, and increase the attractiveness of a fusion reactor.
   1.1. Simply connected
   1.2. Higher beta
   1.3. Control of plasma disruption
   1.4. 3D magnetic fields

2.0 Validated Comparisons between Simulation and Experiment: The topic of validation and uncertainty quantification of computer simulations is becoming more important. How can we introduce error bars in the results of plasma simulations to better quantify the comparisons between simulation and experiment?

3.0 Plasma-Boundary Interactions: In all fusion configurations there is a complex interaction of the plasma and the boundary (wall, limiter, divertor). How can we increase our understanding of this interaction? Is an open divertor an option in a fusion device or must it be closed? What are the prospects for thick liquid walls?

4.0 Other Exploratory Plasma Reasearch

University of Texas

Workshop on Exploratory Topics in Plasma and Fusion Research (EPR2013)
February 12-15, 2013
Fort Worth, Texas

EPR 2013