Eight high priority research areas have been identified for the DIII-D experimental program in 2008. These topics are quite broad, and draw from expertise spread across the entire experimental program. Proposals in these areas are particularly encouraged.
|High Priority Task Force / Working Group||Leader||Deputy||Steady-State Integration||Integrated Modeling||ITER Physics||Plasma Control and Operations||Fusion Science|
|ITER Demonstration Discharges||E. Doyle||J. DeBoo||√||√||√||√|
|Rotation Physics||W. Solomon||A. Garofalo||√||√||√||√|
|ELM Control and Pedestal Physics||M. Fenstermacher||R. Groebner, P. Snyder||√||√||√||√|
|Steady-state high-beta operation||J. Ferron||√||√||√|
|Transport Model Validation||C. Holland, T. Rhodes||√||√|
|Thermal Transport in the Plasma Boundary||J. Boedo||C. Lasnier||√||√|
|Hydrogenic Retention||S. Allen||D. Rudakov||√||√|
|ITER Startup, Shutdown, and Vertical Stability||G. Jackson||T. Casper||√||√||√|
More information on the high priority research areas is available in these memos:
- Announcement of high priority research topics
- Announcement of area leadership (including contact information)
The complete list of all task forces and working groups, including their leadership, is shown below, and is available in the selection pull-down on the web submission form. The high priority areas, described above, are shown in yellow boxes. Additional, more focused (highlighted in blue), working groups have been defined as well. Your experimental proposals in any of these areas will be welcome.