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DRESDYN -- a new facility for MHD experiments with liquid sodium

F. Stefani , S. Eckert , G. Gerbeth , A. Giesecke , Th. Gundrum , C. Steglich , T. Weier , B. Wustmann

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, P.O.~Box 510119, D-01314 Dresden, Germany

The DREsden Sodium facility for DYNamo and thermohydraulic studies (DRESDYN) is intended as a platform both for large-scale experiments related to geo- and astrophysics as well as for experiments related to thermohydraulic and safety aspects of liquid metal batteries and liquid metal fast reactors. The most ambitious projects in the framework of DRESDYN are a homogeneous hydromagnetic dynamo driven solely by precession and a large Taylor--Couette type experiment for the combined investigation of the magnetorotational instability and the Tayler instability. In this paper, we give a short summary about the ongoing preparations and delineate the next steps for the realization of DRESDYN. Figs 6, Refs 48.

Magnetohydrodynamics 48, No. 1, 103-114, 2012 [PDF, 1.22 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X