Max Planck Society
ASDEX Upgrade is Germany's largest fusion device and one of the leading fusion experiments worldwide. It is operated by the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching (close to Munich, Germany) since 1991. The IPP is associated with the European Fusion Programme and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.
On an annual basis a call for participation in the scientific programme of ASDEX Upgrade is launched. Scientists in particular from EURATOM Associations but also from international fusion labs are invited to conduct experiments on ASDEX Upgrade.
Ip =1.6MA , Bt=3.1T , R=1.65m, a=0.5m, V= 14 m3, pulse duration (10s @ 1.2MA) up to 5 current redistribution times; Plasma facing materials: tungsten coated carbon tiles;Heating systems: NBI(20MW/10s), ICRH(8MW/10s), ECRH-I(2MW/2s) ECRH-II(4MW/10s/105&140GHz); in total 30 MW -> P/R ratio close to ITER value;Diagnostics: 58;Pellet injection systems for fuelling & ELM pacing (centrifuge: 80 Hz, 130 pellets);Routinely used disruption mitigation systems.