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Our Facilities and Challenges
We have several unique and large-scale facilities in the Experimental BuildingAsuch as plasma facilities RT-1, UTST and a hypersonic high-enthalpy wind tunnel. Utilizing these facilities for both education and research activities, we are pushing on the following high-revel projects in cooperation with, inside the university and outside. Of course, we cooperate with our partner institutions; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry.
Plasma Physics/Fusion Project@iAiming at the core institution leading the worldj
In the age of the ITER development, highly educated researchers are needed more than before. In addition, we are requested to provide talented youth to industries and academic institutions in the wide range of fields from plasma physics to plasma applications. Therefore, research topics should be an integration of various fields, and students have to experience on-the-job training in the forefront of theoretical studies, experiments, and simulation researches. In this project, wefll be a core of the network-type professional education and research system and promote academic exchange with world top-class universities and institutions in the field of plasma physics and fusion technologies in cooperation with Department of Complexity Science and Engineering.
RT-1 Plasma facility
RT-1 Plasma facility

A super-conducting coil is floating inside a vacuum chamber, in which high-speed circulating plasma is confined by the magnetic field generated by that floating coil. Advanced fusion and anti-matter plasma production are prospected.
Spherical tokamak device UTST

Spherical tokamak device UTST is expected to realize ultra-high beta plasma confinement., based on interdisciplinary collaboration between the reconnection heating technique by TS-3 and TS-4 merging experiment and the advanced RF heating technique by TST-2 experiment.
Spherical tokamak device UTST
New Approaches in Space Energy Systems Project (Challenge for innovative research)
We propose gan university-wide innovative challenge integrating humans, goods, the earth and spaceh aiming at gensuring sufficient energy supply for future space activitiesh and gsolving the terrestrial energy shortage problem by solar power stationsh in cooperation with other departments, graduate schools at the opportunity of the International Space Station completion.
Hypersonic high-enthalpy wind tunnel
Hypersonic high-enthalpy wind tunnel

This can operate in a combustion wind tunnel mode (Total temperature 1800K) or a hypersonic wind tunnel mode (M=9). Applicable to supersonic combustion ram (SCRAM) engine tests and heat-shield material development for reentry vehicles.
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