Program

 

Program ~ Innovative Confinement Concepts (ICC) and US-Japan Compact Torus Plasma (CT) Workshop
August 16-19, 2011, Seattle Washington
Location: Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue - Seattle, Washington 
Program in PDF format.

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

Tuesday:: Wednesday:: Thursday:: Friday

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011   [top]

8:45

Welcome and Administrative Matters

 

3D magnetic fields

Chair: Steve Knowlton

9:00 

Plasma Flows and Currents in the HSX Stellarator and Future Directions

David T. Anderson

9:20

Healing of magnetic islands by plasma flow

Chris C. Hegna

9:40

Stellarators as Pilot Plants and Power Plants

H.G. Neilson

10:00

Break

 

10:20

US Collaboration on the W7-X Stellarator

Glenn Wurden

10:40

Mitigation of collisional neoclassical transport by flushing particles through a “ruffled” separatrix

Andrey Kabantsev

11:00

Pellet injection into axisymmetric and 3D helical plasmas in the MST RFP

Kyle Caspary

11:20

Panel Discussion

 

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch

 

High Beta

Chair: Michael Brown

1:30

A Well-Confined Field-Reversed Configuration Plasma Formed by Dynamic Merging of Two Colliding Compact Toroids in C-2

Hiroshi Gota

1:50

Overview of the ZaP Flow Z-pinch Experiment

Sean Knecht

2:10

Neutral Beam Injection to Oblate FRC Formed by Plasma Merging Method

Michiaki Inomoto

2:30

Break

 

2:50

New control methods for stabilization and equilibrium of a field-reversed configuration

Tomohiko Asai

3:10

High Power Reconnection Heating of FRCs and STs in TS-3 and TS-4 Merging Experiments

Yasushi Ono

3:30

The Case for High-Power ICRF in the Levitated Dipole Experiment

Darren T. Garnier

3:50

Panel Discussion

 

4:30

Tours of the University of Washington plasma laboratories

 

   

Wednesday, August 17, 2011   [top]

First wall and divertors

Chair: Wendell Horton

9:00 

The snowflake divertor configuration: a game-changer for magnetic fusion devices?

Vsevolod A. Soukhanovskii

9:20

Use of ICC Facilities for Plasma-Material Interaction Testing

Rob Goldston

9:40

Recent Results from LTX

Richard Majeski

10:00

Break

 

High energy density and novel configurations

Chair: Wendell Horton

10:20

Progress at General Fusion

Michel G. Laberge

10:40

Plasma Liner Formation and FRC Compression

George R. Votroubek

11:00

Turbulence and selective decay in a long cylindrical geometry in SSX

Tim Gray

11:20

Panel Discussion

 

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch

 

1:30 - 5:00

Poster Session I

 

6:30

Banquet

 

8:00

Update from DOE, Discussion

Sam Barish

   

Thursday, August 18, 2011   [top]

Innovative current drive and low aspect ratio

Chair: Brett Chapman

9:00

Overview of HIT-SI Results and Plans

David A. Ennis

9:20

Evidence for Separatrix Formation and Sustainment with Steady Inductive Helicity Injection

Brian S. Victor

9:40

Low-aspect-ratio RFP plasma properties in two characteristic regimes in RELAX

Sadao Masamune

10:00

Break

 

Reconnection, relaxation and self-organization

Chair: Brett Chapman

10:20

Flow and dynamo measurements in the HIST double pulsing CHI experiment

Masayoshi Nagata

10:40

Experimental observation of instability cascade from MHD to ion skin depth scale resulting in magnetic reconnection

Auna L. Moser

11:00

Measurements of Energy and Helicity Cascades and Relaxation Rate in HIT-SI

Aaron C. Hossack

11:20

Panel Discussion

 

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch

 

1:30 - 4:30

Poster Session II

 

4:30 - 5:30

Town Meeting

Chair: Mike Brown

   

Friday, August 19, 2011   [top]

Computational modeling

Chair: Carl Sovinec

9:00

Toroidal spin-up due to electron fluid fluctuation of a field-reversed configuration

Toshiki Takahashi

9:20

Magnetic-Diffusion-Induced Electron Transport in the MST RFP

Joshua A. Reusch

9:40

Development and validation of a two-fluid plasma-neutral model

Eric T. Meier

10:00

Break

 

10:30

A comparison of NIMROD simulations of RMF current drive with 3-axis probe data from the TCSU experiment

Richard D. Milroy

Simpler geometries

Chair: Carl Sovinec

10:50

Demonstration of Tokamak Inductive Flux Saving by Transient CHI on NSTX

Roger Raman

11:10

Plasma isorotation, differential rotation, and stability at the Maryland Centrifugal Experiment

Carlos A. Romero-Talamás

11:30

Panel Discussion

12:00

Meeting Adjourned

 

 

University of Washington

Workshop on Innovation in Fusion Science (ICC2011) and
US-Japan Workshop on Compact Torus Plasma
August 16-19, 2011
Seattle, Washington

ICC 2011