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200 kW gyrotron CTH system
CTH Group photo 2016 flux surfaces

The Compact Toroidal Hybrid (CTH) is Auburn University's experiment for magnetically confining high temperature plasmas. CTH members form a diverse group of experimental, theoretical and computational physicists, at the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate levels. CTH can operate as a pure torsatron, but has an ohmic heating system to drive plasma current allowing our researchers to study disruptions and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) phenomena in current-carrying stellarator plasmas.