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Operation Phase(2008~)

Research Plan

research plan
  • stage 1(2008-2012) : Secure superconducting tokamak operation technology and highdensity fusion plasma
    • Operating hour (seconds) : 0.1 seconds
    • Magnetic field (T) : 1.5T
    • Current (MA) : 0.1MA
    • Heating capacity (MW) : 0.5MW
  • stage 2(2013-2017) : Develop long-term operation technology and serve as a major research device for ITER
    • Operating hour (seconds) : 20 seconds (global level)
    • Magnetic field (T) : 3.5T
    • Current (MA) : 2MA
    • Heating capacity (MW) : 10MW
  • stage 3(2018-2022) : Develop highperformance operation technologies and research ITER operating scenarios
    • Operating hour (seconds) : 300 seconds
    • Magnetic field (T) : 3.5T
    • Current (MA) : 2MA
    • Heating capacity (MW) : 20MW
  • stage 4(2023-2025) : High-performance long-term operation technology integration and DEMO pilot tests
    • Operating hour (seconds) : 300 seconds or more
    • Magnetic field (T) : 3.5T and above
    • Current (MA) : 2MA or higher
    • Heating capacity (MW) : 30MW or higher

2018Plasma ion temperature reaches 100 million degrees Sustainment of the H-mode for 90 seconds Accomplishment of 20,000 KSTAR shots.

2017Suppresses the plasma boundary region instability(ELM) for the longest time (34 seconds) Sustainment of the H-mode for 73 seconds.

2016World's first successful operation of the advanced ITB-mode plasma at the superconducting Tokamaks.

2015Selected as one of the 70 representative accomplishments in science and technology for the 70th year celebration of national independence Achievement of 100% non-inductive current drive operation.

2014Accomplishment of 10,000 KSTAR shots Successful control over ELM instabilities.

2013Securing plasma impurity-removal technologies and plasma shape control optimization core technologies.

2012Stable maintenance of H-mode plasma (high-performance plasma operation conditions).

2011World's first control of nuclear fusion plasma instability.

2010World's first accomplishment of H-mode (high-performance plasma operation conditions).

2009Full-scale operation of KSTAR as nuclear fusion research equipment.

2008First plasma generation and successful test of equipment performance.

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