Frascati Tokamak Upgrade


The Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (FTU) is a tokamak operating at Frascati, Italy. Building on the Frascati Tokamak experiment, FTU is a compact, high-magnetic-field tokamak (Btor = 8 Tesla ). It began operation in 1990 and has since achieved operating goals of 1.6 MA at 8 T and average electron density greater than 4×1020 per cubic meter. The poloidal section of FTU is circular, with a limiter.

major radius 0.935 m
minor radius 0.30 m
magnetic field < 8 T
plasma current < 1.6 MA
discharge duration 1.7 s

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 41°49′25″N 12°40′11″E / 41.82372°N 12.66972°E / 41.82372; 12.66972