ICC 2000 Innovative Confinement Concepts
February 22, 2000 - February 25, 2000
Berkeley, California

Innovative Confinement Concepts
Workshop 2000

Tuesday - Building 66 Auditorium

Oral Presentations at the Building 66 Auditorium

8:30 - 8:35
Welcoming remarks
8:35 - 10:15
Stellarators   Chair: G.H. Neilson
8:35 - 8:50
C. Alejaldre
"Status of TJ - II Flexible Heliac"
8:55 - 9:10
J.N. Talmadge
"Measurements of Magnetic Surfaces and Particle Orbits in HSX"
9:15 - 9:30
M.C. Zarnstorff
"NCSX Goals, Design Status, and Projected Plasmas"
9:35 - 9:50
J.F. Lyon
"Recent Progress in Development of Low-Aspect-Ratio Quasi-Omnigeneous Stellarators"
9:55 - 10:15
Panel discussion
10:15 - 10:25
Coffee break
10:25 - 11:25
Advanced Boundary Concepts   Chair: W.M. Nevins
10:25 - 10:40
C.L. Olson "Rep-Rated Z-Pinch Fusion Power Plant Concept"
10:45 - 11:00
R. Majeski "Plans for Liquid Lithium Wall Experiments in CDX-U"
11:05 - 11:25
Panel discussion
11:25 - 1:00
Lunch
1:00 - 2:20
Field Reversed Configurations   Chair: A.L. Hoffmann
1:00 - 1:30
K.E. Miller "Calculations & Measurements of RMF Current Drive in FRCs"
1:35 - 1:55
E.V. Belova "Numerical Study of Tilt Mode Stability in Field-Reversed Configurations"
2:00 - 2:20
Panel discussion
2:20 - 2:35
Soda break
2:35 - 4:05
Magnetized Target Fusion   Chair: R.C. Kirkpatrick
2:35 - 3:00
R.E. Siemon "Recent liner experiments confirm plans for Magnetized Target Fusion"
3:05 - 3:20
J.T. Slough "Pulsed High Density Fusion"
3:25 - 3:40
D.D. Ryutov "A concept of a local spherical blanket applied for MTF systems"
3:45 - 4:05
Panel discussion
4:05 - 5:25
Inertial Electrostatic Confinement   Chair: J.S. Sarff
4:05 - 4:20
K.R. Umstadter "Penning Fusion Experiment - Ions (PFX-I)"
4:25 - 4:40
S.F. Paul "Confinement Of High Density Pure Ion Plasma In A Cylindrical Trap"
4:45 - 5:00
R. Nebel "Stability of Virtual Cathodes for the Periodically Oscillating Plasma Sphere (POPS)"
5:05 - 5:25
Panel discussion
8:00
Town Meeting at Berkeley Marina Radisson Hotel (Facilitator: R. Goldston) "Community Discussion: Peer Review in the ICC Program in 2001"

Wednesday

Oral Presentations at the Building 50 Auditorium
Posters at the Cafeteria (Building 54)
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8:30 - 10:10
Inertial Fusion Energy   Chair: R.O. Bangerter
8:30 - 8:55
J.A. Koch "Fast-Ignition Inertial Confinement Fusion Research"*
9:00 - 9:15
N.J. Fisch "Compression of High Power Laser Pulses in Plasma"
9:20 - 9:45
D.A. Callahan-Miller "Advances in IFE Targets for Heavy Ion Fusion"*
9:50 - 10:10
Panel discussion
10:10 - 10:20
Coffee break
10:20 - 11:20
Z Pinches   Chair: C.L. Olson
10:20 - 10:35
U. Shumlak "The Flow-Stabilized Z-Pinch Experiment: ZaP"
10:40 - 10:55
H.U. Rahman "Staged Z-Pinch for Controlled Fusion"
11:00 - 11:20
Panel discussion
11:20 - 12:45
Lunch
12:45 - 2:15
Spheromaks   Chair: E.B. Hooper
12:45 - 1:05
S. Woodruff "Practical Applications Of Helicity to ICCs"
1:10 - 1:30
D.N. Hill "Overview of Spheromak Formation Experiments on SSPX"
1:35 - 1:50
P.M. Bellan "Formation and self-similar expansion of a spheromak configuration in the absence of a flux-conserving boundary"
1:55 - 2:15
Panel discussion
2:15 - 3:15
Feedback Stabilization   Chair: R.J. Taylor
2:15 - 2:30
G.A. Navratil "Active Feedback Control of the Resistive Wall Mode in HBT-EP"
2:35 - 2:50
R. Fitzpatrick "Nonlinear Dynamics Of Feedback Modulated Magnetic Islands"
2:55 - 3:15
Panel discussion
3:15 - 3:40
Soda break + put up posters
3:40 - 5:40
Posters (at the Cafeteria, Building 54)
7:30
Banquet at Le Cheval

Thursday

Oral Presentations at the Building 50 Auditorium
Posters at the Cafeteria (Building 54)
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8:30 - 9:50
Reversed Field Pinches   Chair: R. Nebel
8:30 - 8:45
M.J. Schaffer "Helical RFPS: Theory and Experiment"
8:50 - 9:05
D. Craig "Generation and Evolution of Plasma Flow in the MST Reversed Field Pinch"
9:10 - 9:25
J.S. Sarff "Highlights of Improved Confinement and Future Plans for MST"
9:30 - 9:50
Panel discussion
9:50 - 10:00
Coffee Break
10:00 - 11:20
Tokamak Innovations   Chair: R. Goldston
10:00 - 10:15
M.T. Kotschenreuther "Reactor Relevant Belt Pinches"
10:20 - 10:35
R.J. Taylor "Initial Results on ET"
10:40 - 10:55
L.E. Zakharov "The Concept of Tokamaks with the Lithium Walls"
11:00 - 11:20
Panel discussion
11:20 - 12:45
Lunch
12:45 - 1:55
Dipoles/Mirrors   Chair: J. Kesner
12:45 - 1:10
D.T. Garnier "Status of the LDX Project"
1:15 - 1:30
R.F. Ellis "Centrifugal Confinement for Fusion: The Maryland Centrifugal Torus (MCT)"
1:35 - 1:55
Panel discussion
1:55 - 3:35
Spherical Tori   Chair: M. Peng
1:55 - 2:10
T.A. Thorson "Plasma Formation Studies and Plans for the Pegasus Toroidal Experiment"
2:15 - 2:30
M. Ono "Overview of Experimental Results on NSTX"
2:35 - 2:50
R. Raman "Coaxial Helicity Injection For The Generation Of Non-Inductive Current In NSTX"
2:55 - 3:10
S.C. Jardin "TSC Modeling of NSTX"
3:15 - 3:35
Panel discussion
3:45 - 5:45
Posters (at the Cafeteria, Building 54) & Soda break

Friday

Facility Tours

9:00 - 11:00
LBNL Tours
9:00 - 10:00
Tour of LBNL Heavy Ion Fusion Experiments
10:00 - 11:00
Tour of LBNL Advanced Light Source
11:00 - 1:00
Transportation to LLNL, Lunch
12:00 - 5:00
LLNL Tours
12:00 - 12:30
Arrival at badge office
12:30 - 1:45 Lunch
1:45 - 2:30
Tour of SSPX
2:30 - 3:15
Tour of Falcon laser and Linac
3:15 - 3:45
Tour of Mercury Laser facility
3:45 - 4:00
NIF safety orientation
4:00 - 5:00
NIF Tour (ending between 4:45 and 5:00 p.m.)
5:00 - 6:00
Transportation back to hotel in Berkeley