HT-7

Summary

HT-7
Hefei Tokamak-7
Device typeTokamak
LocationHefei, China
AffiliationInstitute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Technical specifications
Major radius1.22 m (4 ft 0 in)
Minor radius0.27 m (11 in)
Magnetic field1–2 T (10,000–20,000 G) (toroidal)
Fusion power1.5 MW
Plasma current0.2 MA
History
Date(s) of constructionMay 1994
Year(s) of operation1995–2013
Preceded byT-7
Succeeded byExperimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST)

HT-7, or Hefei Tokamak-7, is an experimental superconducting tokamak nuclear fusion reactor built in Hefei, China, to investigate the process of developing fusion power. The HT-7 was developed with the assistance of Russia, and was based on the earlier T-7 tokamak reactor. The reactor was built by the Hefei-based Institute of Plasma Physics under the direction of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The HT-7 construction was completed in May 1994, with final tests accomplished by December of the same year allowing experiments to proceed.

The HT-7 has been superseded by the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) built in Hefei by the Institute of Plasma Physics as an experimental reactor before ITER is completed.

References

  • Reactor data
  • Report on the reactor