ICC 2008 Workshop

 

Program ~ Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop 2008
and US-Japan Compact Torus Workshop
June 24-27, Reno, Nevada
Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, UNR Campus
Program in PDF format.

The Program of oral presentations for the meeting is given below.

A portion of program fees may be used to pay hosting expenses.

Monday:: Tuesday:: Wednesday:: Thursday:: Friday

 

Monday, June 23, 2008   [top]

6:00 pm

Registration Welcome Reception

Eldorado Hotel

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2008   [top]

7:45

Continental Breakfast Provided

8:45

Welcome and Administrative Matters

Plasma Science: Plasma Transport and Dynamics

Chair: Michiaki Inomoto

9:00

Studies of helicity-driven MHD relaxation and its control by rotating magnetic field on HIST

Masayoshi Nagata

9:20

Transport of momentum by tearing modes in the MST RFP

Gennady Fiksel

9:40

How does the plasma get into a spheromak?

Paul Bellan

10:00

Break

10:30

A Candidate 1MJ Modular Driver Concept for Heavy Ion Fusion Direct Drive

Grant Logan

10:50

Alfvenic plasma flow during spheromak preformation stage

Deepak Kumar

11:10

The First Basic Experiment on the Production and Identification of ETG Modes

Amiya Sen

11:30

Panel Discussion

 

12:00

Lunch Provided

1:00

Poster Session #1: P.044 to P.054

 

Skunkworks

Chair: Simon Woodruff

2:00

Fast Ignition Using Electron-Positron Jets

Scott Wilks

2:20

Plasma Confinement by Rotating Magnetic Field in Toroidal Geometry

Vladimir Svidzinski

2:40

A Hybrid Inductive Scenario for A Nearly Steady-State Reversed Field Pinch

John Sarff

3:00

Break

3:30

Got Tritium?

John Slough

3:50

Fast Z-Pinch Compression of Small-Radius, Cylindrical Liner

Charles Hartman

4:10

Experimental results for an acoustic driver for MTF

Michel Laberge

4:30

Panel Discussion

5:00

Poster Session #2: P.055 to P.068

 

6:00

US-Japan CT Workshop Reception

University of Nevada, Reno
Joe Crowley Student Union,

 

Wednesday, June 25, 2008   [top]

8:00

Continental Breakfast Provided

 

High Beta and other: RFP, Stellarators, LDX, Disruption Mitigation, Inductive Spheromak

Chair: Brett Chapman

9:00

Overview of RFX-mod results

Piero Martin

9:20

MHD Properties of Low-Aspect Ratio RFP in RELAX

Sadao Masamune

9:40

Recent Results from the Steady-Inductive Helicity Injected Torus (HIT-SI)

Brian Nelson

10:00

Break

 

10:20

Transport in a Quasisymmetric Plasma: Results from HSX

David Anderson

10:40

Studies of Non-Neutral Plasmas in the CNT Stellarator

Thomas Pedersen

11:00

The Turbulent Structure of a Plasma Confined by a Magnetic Dipole

Brian Grierson

11:20

Measurements of Improved Confinement During Magnetic Levitation of a Superconducting Dipole

Alexander Boxer

11:40

Panel Discussion

 

12:00

Lunch Provided

 

Simply Connected: Spheromak and FRC

Chair: Glen Wurden

1:30

Final Results from the SSPX Spheromak Program

Harry Mclean

1:50

Visualizing Magnetic Reconnection in the SSPX Spheromak

Bick Hooper

2:10

Reactor Prospect of Spheromak Concept by Electrostatic Helicity Injection

Xianzhu Tang

2:30

Break

 

3:00

Improved Compression of Merged Field Reversed Configuration Plasmas in the IPA Experiment

George Votroubek

3:20

Stable High-Flux Oblate FRCs in SSX

Tim Gray

3:40

Development of Merged Compact Toroids for Use As An MTF Plasma

Stephen Howard

4:00

Panel Discussion

 

4:30

Poster Session #3: P.069 to P.081

 

Evening Session (Eldorado Hotel)

 

5:30

Reception

Eldorado Hotel

6:30

Banquet

Eldorado Hotel

Fusion Updates

Chair: Sam Barish

8:00

Update from DOE

Stephen Eckstrand

8:30

FESAC panel chair on MFE Alternate concepts

David Hill

 

Thursday, June 26, 2008   [top]

8:00

Continental Breakfast Provided

 

Simply Connected and High Beta: FRC, Z-Pinch

Chair: Loren Steinhauer

9:00

Achievement of a New High-Confinement, Collisionless FRC State in TCS-Upgrade

Houyang Guo

9:20

The Princeton FRC Research Program

Samuel Cohen

9:40

High-beta steady-state FRC plasmas sustained by rotating magnetic fields with spatial high-harmonic components

Michiaki Inomoto

10:00

Break

 

10:30

Simulation Studies of Field-Reversed Configurations with Rotating Magnetic Field Current Drive

Elena Belova

10:50

Stabilization in the ZaP Flow Z-Pinch

Uri Shumlak

11:10

Linear and nonlinear development of m=0 instability in z-pinch equilibria with sheared axial flows

Ioana Parashiv

11:30

Panel Discussion

12:00

Lunch Provided

 

1:00

Poster Session #4: P.082 to P.094

 

Non-Inductive Current Drive and Simply Connected Open Systems

Chair: Michael Brown

2:00

Solenoid-free Plasma Start-up in NSTX using Transient CHI

Roger Raman

2:20

Closed flux sustainment during Coaxial Helicity Injection discharges and the requirements for flux amplification in the Helicity Injected Torus-II

William Hamp

2:40

Non-inductive plasma startup and current profile modification in Pegasus spherical torus discharges

Aaron Redd

3:00

Break

 

3:30

Maryland Centrifugal Experiment: Progress and Plans

Richard Ellis

3:50

Experimental study on the velocity limits of magnetized rotating plasmas

Catalin Teodorescu

4:10

Non-paraxial stabilizers for axisymmetric mirrors

Dmitri Ryutov

4:30

Panel Discussion

 

5:00

Poster Session #5: P.095 to P.101

 

Friday, June 27, 2008   [top]

8:00

Continental Breakfast Provided

 

Inertial Fusion Energy and Magnetized Target Fusion

Chair: Paul Parks

9:00

FRCHX Magnetized Target Fusion and FRC Translation Experiments

Tom Intrator

9:20

Plasma formation and evolution from an aluminum surface driven by a megagauss field, as in magneto-inertial fusion

Bruno Bauer

9:40

Shock Ignition: A New Approach to High Gain Targets for the National Ignition Facility and Inertial Fusion Energy

John Perkins

10:00

Break

 

10:30

C60-Fullerene Hyper-Velocity High-Density Plasma Jets for MIF and Disruption Mitigation

Ioan Bogatu

10:50

Novel Cluster High Performance Target

George Miley

11:10

Magnetized Hot-Spot Implosions on OMEGA

James Knauer

11:30

Panel Discussion

12:00

Lunch Provided

 

1:30

Tour of Nevada Terawatt Facility

Bruno Bauer

3:30

Excursion into Sierra Nevada mountains

Bruno Bauer

 

University of Nevada, Reno

Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop and US-Japan Workshop
on Improvement in the Confinement of Compact Torus Plasmas
June 24-27, 2008
Reno, Nevada

ICC 2008