stellarator


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to stellarator: iter

stellarator

(ˈstɛləˌreɪtə)
n
(General Physics) physics an apparatus used in research into thermonuclear reactions, consisting of a toroidal vessel designed so that a plasma may be contained within it by a helical magnetic field. The magnetic field is produced by current-carrying coils
[C20: from stellar + (gener)ator]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
There are other entities in the race, including Germany's Wendelstein 7-X stellarator and the now-inactive but still operational Alcator C-Mod tokamak at MIT.
Meanwhile, at the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics, the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator heated up plasma to almost 40 million degrees Celsius!
Cole, "Results of Compact Stellarator engineering trade studies," in Proceedings of the 2009 23rd IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering--SOFE, pp.
Currently, the approach toward testing the viability of nuclear fusion involves using either a tokamak or a stellarator. A tokamak - (http://www.ibtimes.com/nuclear-fusion-world-record-mits-alcator-c-mod-tokamak-breaks-its-own-plasma-pressure-2432110) one of which is currently being tested by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Plasma Science and Fusion Center - is a doughnut-shaped device that can contain high-energy plasma using two-dimensional magnetic fields created by a ring of magnets.
The Wendelstein 7-X stellarator, another advanced reactor, has just begun what's expected to be a yearlong experimental campaign in Greifswald, Germany.
The team in Greifswald is focused on a rival technology invented by American physicist Lyman Spitzer in 1950, called a stellarator.
A billion dollar class stellarator/heliotron device (LHD) has been in operation in Japan for many years and another large stellarator (W7-X) is under construction in Germany.
What is Bubble Wrap doing covering protuberances in the Stellarator Wendelstein 7-X Detail, Max Planck IPP, Greifswald, Germany, 2009?