Terashima, Y., Obayashi, H., Fujita, J., Namba, C., Kimura, K., Matsuoka, K., Hanaoka, S.
An Archival Study on the Reacting Plasma Project (R-Project)
at the Insitute of Plasma Physics, Nagoya University
- An Interview with MATSUURA Kiyokata, Professor Emeritus at Nagoya University -
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nuclear fusion, reacting plasma, R-project, nuclear fusion research activities in universities, archival study
An interview record with MATSUURA Kiyokata, Professor Emeritus at Nagoya University, is given on the Reacting Plasma Project (R-project), which was proposed and investigated in 1980's by the Institute of Plasma Physics, Nagoya University (IPP Nagoya). The project was planned to aim at producing a DT reacting plasma in tokamak to explore its physics and technology. But after intensive studies on design work, together with some R&D efforts and related investigations, the project could not be realized. The circumstances of the R-Project at its initiation and termination stages are the major topics of the present interview, held as a round-table talk with Prof. Matsuura, the project leader.