This paper reviews recent experimental results from compact helical system (CHS), a heliotron/torsatron type device with a low aspect ratio of 5. Transport phenomena are discussed through analyses of MHD equilibrium, thermal/particle diffusivity and viscosity. It is seen that transport is dominated by anomalous processes which are thought to be due to electrostatic fluctuations. On the basis of these results, optimization of confinement by shifting the vacuum magnetic axis is briefly discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Condensed Matter Physics