ASDEX Upgrade

R. Neu1, A. Kallenbach2,  and H. Zohm2 The ASDEX Upgrade Teama, 1Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany; Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany2Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany


Experiments in the midsized tokamak ASDEX Upgrade (AUG) aim at improving the physics base for ITER and DEMO to prepare operation and aid the design. Being equipped with all tungsten plasma facing components ASDEX Upgrade could acquire important results concerning the fuel retention, tungsten sources and transport important for the operation of all metal devices. The availability of powerful heating systems as well as a comprehensive set of diagnostics allowed pushing the physics understanding in ...

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