Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 43 / Number 1T / January 2003 / Pages 78-82
Heating / dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST03-A11963567
At present, the Gas Dynamic Trap (GDT) facility of the Budker Institute Novosibirsk is being upgraded. The first stage of the upgrade is the Synthesized Hot Ion Plasmoid (SHIP) experiment. It aims, on the one hand, at the investigation of plasmas which are expected to appear in the region of high neutron production in a GDT based fusion neutron source proposed by the Budker Institute and, on the other hand, at the investigation of plasmas the parameters of which have never been achieved before in magnetic mirrors. In parallel to experimental research at the GDT an Integrated Transport Code System (ITCS) is under development in collaboration with the Forschungszentrum Rossendorf. It is to calculate the relevant physical effects which are connected with neutral gas, background plasma and with the high-energetic ion component inside the central cell of the GDT and later inside the neutron source.
This contribution explains the concept of the SHIP experiment and presents the results of first calculations by means of ITCS modules.