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Project Status

Commissioning Process

to the following information
COMMISSIONING PROGRESS
  • Feb. 29, 2008 : Vacuum pumping started after final inspectioin
  • Apr. 03, 2008 : Magnet system cool-down started (9 kW refrigerator)
  • Apr. 23, 2008 : SC phase transition detected (TF coil at 18 K)
  • May. 12, 2008 : TF coil commissioning completed (15 kA, 8 hr)
  • May. 27, 2008 : PF coil commissioning completed (4 kA)
  • May. 29, 2008 : ECH pre-ionization test started (1.5 T, 84GHz)
  • Jun. 13, 2008 : First plasma achieved (107 kA, ECH assisted)
  • Jul. 15, 2008 : 1st plasma campaign completed (pulse length up to 865 ms)
  • Jul. 20, 2008 : Warm up started
  • Aug. 02, 2008 : Completion of the 1st campaign

1st plasma campagn result

KSTAR as an international research device with various collaboration programs

  • Successfully operation of the superconducting tokamak in the first trial without any defect to prevent operation and plasma experiment
  • Successfully achievement of the 2nd harmonic ECH pre-ionization for the lower voltage plasma discharge
to the following information
Max. plasma current:133kA(shot 976)
Max. pulse length:862ms(shot 1127)
First Plasma, Max.Current(133kA) Plasma, Max.Duration Plaslma, Max.Flat-top Plasma