magnetic confinement


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magnetic confinement

n
(Nuclear Physics) another name for containment3
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Studying the behaviour of plasmas on the Sun allows for a comparison of how they behave on Earth, where much effort is now under way to build magnetic confinement fusion reactors.
Its magnetic confinement system has global support, but costs have exploded to $22 billion amid delays and political wrangling.
According to (7), the potential minimum position in the zero-electric-field case ([xi] = 0) depends on interplay between the centrifugal force, which pushes the electron toward the cone bottom, and the magnetic confinement that drives it to the cone top.
This kind of magnetic confinement is also inherently unstable.
A couple of the fusion start-ups--Tokamak Energy and First Light Fusion, both in the United Kingdom--are experimenting with their own twists on magnetic confinement or inertial confinement.
There is a plan to create an International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in Cadarache, France, which is a test magnetic confinement reactor built from the collaboration of the US, Russia, Europe, and Japan.
Since leaving the federal governments magnetic confinement fusion program and the field in the mid-1970s, Robert Hirsch has contributed a series of diatribes against the most successful concept being developed worldwide in that program.
The history of the tokamak--a magnetic confinement system for fusion reactors--goes back a long way.
"Our compact fusion concept combines several alternative magnetic confinement approaches, taking the best parts of each, and offers a 90-percent size reduction over previous concepts," said Tom McGuire, compact fusion lead for the Skunk Works' Revolutionary Technology Programs, in October.
The graduate textbook explains the theory of charged particle motion in weakly inhomogeneous electric and magnetic fields, how the magnetic confinement of a collisionless plasma works at an individual particle level, the ensemble-averaged kinetic equation, and how fluid equations are obtained by taking low-order moments of the kinetic equation.