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magnetic bottle

n.
A magnetic field used to confine plasma, as during nuclear fusion.
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magnetic bottle

n
(Nuclear Physics) a configuration of magnetic fields for containing plasma
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Noun1.magnetic bottle - container consisting of any configuration of magnetic fields used to contain a plasma during controlled thermonuclear reactions
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
tokamak - a doughnut-shaped chamber used in fusion research; a plasma is heated and confined in a magnetic bottle
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The heart of the facility is a tokamak that uses powerful electromagnets to produce a doughnut-shaped magnetic bottle for confining a fusion plasma.
The magnetic bottle holding the plasma in place has zero density, which means the plasma constantly wants to move to the outside, escaping confinement.
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The CERN team did so by using a powerful magnetic bottle that held an atom of antihydrogen in its grip for 170 milliseconds.
The ALPHA collaboration succeeded by using a specially designed magnetic bottle called a Minimum Magnetic Field Trap.
The two kinds of particle combined to form atoms of hydrogen antimatter which were successfully trapped inside a magnetic bottle for one sixth of a second.