Abstract: STAR_Lite is a project to build a small stellarator experiment at Hampton University (HU). The Stellarator for Training And Research builds on the theoretical work of Profs. Alkesh Punjabi and Halima Ali in the HU Mathematics Department and their collaborator, Prof. Allen Boozer, at Columbia’s Department of Applied Math and Applied Physics. STAR_Lite will begin its physics design phase in the Fall. It is supported by internal, federal, and private funding. In the first part of the talk, Prof. Lowe will give a status update on the project. In the second part of the talk, Prof. Punjabi will discuss some of the science topics around effects of magnetic perturbations on plasma stability and confinement and non-resonant divertors that will be studied in STAR_Lite. Lastly, Dr. Shibabrat Naik, who will Join the faculty of the HU Mathematics Department in the Fall, will discuss some additional plasma confinement concepts that may be explored in the STAR_Lite project and his motivation for joining our efforts.
We are pleased to acknowledge the interest and support of the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the Simons Foundation, and Hampton University for plasma fusion science at HU.
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