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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Gen Chen, Yuzhou Mao, Shuai Yuan, Kai Zhang, Yanping Zhao
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 71 | Number 2 | February 2017 | Pages 150-161
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-214
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) heating system of the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) is characterized by high radio-frequency (RF) power up to 12 MW and wide frequency range over 25 to 70 MHz. A high RF power transmission system composed of a liquid impedance matching device, ceramic feedthrough, decoupler, and ICRF heating antenna with four straps has been in operation for some years. In a high-power ICRF experiment, one issue that needs to be solved is the high RF voltage on the coaxial transmission line between the ICRF antenna and the impedance matching device, which is caused by low antenna loading resistance compared to the characteristic impedance of the transmission line. A stub tuner is employed to reduce the RF voltage in the EAST ICRF power transmission system. Two methods to reduce RF voltage using short-circuited and open-circuited stub tuners are introduced in detail. The optimized position and length of the stub tuner are analyzed and calculated to achieve a smaller voltage reduction ratio (VRR) on the transmission line. The test with the stub tuner to reduce the RF voltage of the transmission line is carried out, and a RF VRR of ~0.57 is achieved. The RF voltage on the transmission line is significantly reduced, and the capability of the transmission power is obviously improved. Ohmic losses caused by the surface resistance of the conductor of the coaxial transmission line are also decreased, and the probability of breakdown within the transmission line is reduced under high RF power operation.