TCV is a medium size tokamak.
It is characterized by a highly elongated, rectangular vaccuum vessel and by 16 poloidal coils for plasma shaping equally shared out into two stacks located on both sides of the vaccum vessel as shown on the figure.
The coil represented by a long vertical rectangle is the ‘OH-coil‘. It is used to inductively drive current into the plasma.
Below, a series of plasma shapes realised in TCV.
Technical TCV papers
- R.A.Pitts, R.Chavan and J.-M.Moret; The design of central column protection tiles for the TCV tokamak; Nucl. Fusion 39 1433 (1999); DOI:10.1088/0029-5515/39/10/306