Status of GOL-NB project

V. V. Postupaev, V. I. Batkin, A. D. Beklemishev, A. V. Burdakov, V. S. Burmasov, I. S. Chernoshtanov, A. I. Gorbovsky, I. A. Ivanov, K. N. Kuklin, K. I. Mekler, S. V. Polosatkin, A. F. Rovenskikh, E. N. Sidorov

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New linear trap GOL-NB will be created in Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in a timeframe of several years. This device will combine physics of two existing linear magnetic configurations, namely gas-dynamic in the central trap and multiple-mirror in attached high-field solenoids. Depending on the magnetic configuration of the adjacent multiple-mirror solenoids, the baseline plasma losses through mirrors will change thus changing the confinement. GOL-NB project is designed as a low-cost supporting experiment that should improve the knowledge base required for the fusion-grade next step GDMT project. The construction schedule actively uses one of the engineering advantages of open systems over toroidal devices; currently GOL-NB operates in the start configuration with the available hardware. In addition to the multiple-mirror configuration that provides a passive method of improving the confinement, a novel active plasma flow control system with a helical mirrors will be studied in BINP in the SMOLA device (see P1.139 and [9]).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017
PublisherEuropean Physical Society (EPS)
ISBN (Print)9781510849303
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017


Conference44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom


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