The 10th International ST Workshop (STW2004)

from 29th September (Wed) to 1st Octorber (Fri), 2004

at Room 335 in the Faculty of Engineering Bldg. No.2
/ Graduate School of Energy Science

in the main campus of Kyoto University

Wednesday, 29th September, 2004
9:00 - Registration
9:15 - 9:30 Opening
Welcome M. Kasahara (Dean of Graduate School of Energy Science)
Remarks M. Peng, T. Maekawa
Overview (Chairman: Y. Takase)
9:30 - 10:15 M. Peng
Spherical Torus Plasma Science and Fusion Energy Development [abstract] [presentation]
Fusion Plasma and Reactor (Chairman: Y. Takase)
10:15 - 10:45 S. Nishio
Challenge towards a Lower Aspect Ratio Tokamak Power Reactor (G) [abstract] [presentation]
10:45 - 11:00 Break
Fusion Plasma and Reactor (Chairman: M. Peng)
11:00 - 11:30 K. Tani
Confinement of Alpha Particles in a Low-Aspect-Ratio Tokamak (B3) [abstract] [presentation]
11:30 - 12:00 Y. Nagayama
Burning Criteria of D-3He ST Reactor (B6) [abstract]
12:00 - 12:30 O. Mitarai
(Kyushu Tokai U.)
Plasma Current Ramp-up by the Vertical Field and Heating Power in the CTF Device (B1) [abstract] [presentation]
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Plasma Start-up and Current Drive (Chairman: R. W. Harvey)
14:00 - 14:30 M. Uchida
(Kyoto U.)
Slow formation of spherical Tokamak by ECH on LATE (A1) [abstract] [presentation]
14:30 - 15:00 H. Tanaka
(Kyoto U.)
Spontaneous Formation of Spherical Tokamak by ECH on LATE (A1) [abstract] [presentation]
15:00 - 15:30 L. Wang
(Institute of Physics)
Non-inductive Current Startup with Electron Cyclotron Wave Pre-ionization in SUNIST Subject (F, A) [abstract]
15:30 - 15:45 Break
Plasma Start-up and Current Drive (Chairman: T. Maekawa)
15:45 - 16:15 R. W. Harvey
EBW-Bootstrap Current Synergy in NSTX (B4) [abstract] [presentation]
16:15 - 16:45 S. Shiraiwa
(U. Tokyo)
Evidence of EBW Heating on the TST-2 Spherical Tokamak (A4) [abstract]
16:45 - 17:15 A. Ejiri
(U. Tokyo)
RF Start-up Experiments on TST-2@K (A1) [abstract]
17:15 - 17:45 Y. Ono
(U. Tokyo)
Pulsed High-Power Heating of Magnetic Reconnection in TS-3/4 ST Merging Experiments (A1, A4) [abstract]
Thursday, 30th September, 2004
Overview (Chairman: Y. Nagayama)
9:00 - 9:45 M. Gryaznevich
Overview of Latest Results from MAST (A1, A2) [abstract] [presentation]
9:45 - 10:30 M. Ono
Research Tool Development for High Performance Steady-state Plasma Operations in the National Spherical Torus Experiment [abstract] [presentation]
10:30 - 10:45 Break
Turbulence, Fluctuation, Transport (Chairman: Y. He)
10:45 - 11:15 S. Sharapov
TAE Physics in STs (A2, B2) [abstract] [presentation]
11:15 - 11:45 D. A. Gates
Effect of Shaping on Plasma Performance in NSTX (A6) [abstract]
11:45 - 12:15 N. Nishino
(Hiroshima U.)
Measurement of the Fluctuations and ELMs Using Fast Camera in NSTX (A5) [abstract] [presentation]
12:15 - 13:40 Lunch
Turbulence, Fluctuation, Transport (Chairman: N. Mizuguchi)
13:40 - 14:10 W. H. Wang
(Tsinghua U.)
Edge Plasma Electrostatic Fluctuation and Anomalous Transport Characteristics in the Sino-United Spherical Tokamak (A5) [abstract] [presentation]
14:10 - 14:40 K. Sasaki
(Kyushu U.)
Soft X-ray Measurement in IRE on the TST-2 (C)
14:40 - 14:50 Break
Plasma Start-up and Current Drive (Chairman: M. Nagata)
14:50 - 15:20 R. Raman
(U. Washington)
Solenoid Free Plasma Startup in HIT-II and NSTX (A1) [abstract] [presentation]
15:20 - 15:50 A. J. Redd
(U. Washington)
Evidence for Magnetic Relaxation in Coaxial Helicity Injection Discharges in the HIT-II Spherical Torus (A1) [abstract] [presentation]
15:50 - 16:00 Break
Plasma Start-up and Current Drive (Chairman: R. Raman)
16:00 - 16:30 M. Nagata
(U. Hyogo)
Recent Results from Helicity Injection Experiments on HIST (A1, A2) [abstract] [presentation]
16:30 - 17:00 T. Kanki
(JCG Academy)
Two-fluid Flowing Equilibria of Helicity-driven Spherical Torus Plasmas (B2) [abstract]
18:30 - 20:30 Dinner at a Japanese style restaurant
Friday, 1st October, 2004
New Small Machines (Chairman: M. Gryaznevich)
9:00 - 9:30 Y. He
(Tsinghua U.)
Improvement of Operation Condition on SUNIST Spherical Tokamak (A6) [abstract] [presentation]
9:30 - 10:00 R. Fonck
(G. Garstka)

(U. Wisconsin)
Initial Operation of the Upgraded Pegasus ST Experiment (A2) [abstract] [presentation]
10:00 - 10:10 Break
Equilibrium and Stability (Theory) (Chairman: G. Garstka)
10:10 - 10:40 C. Z. Cheng
Kinetic Effects on MHD Modes in NSTX (B2) [abstract]
10:40 - 11:10 N. Mizuguchi
Recent Progress in Numerical Modeling of Relaxation Phenomena in ST (B2) [abstract] [presentation]
11:10 - Break and Discussions