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magnetic confinement

[mag′ned·ik kən′fīn·mənt]
(plasma physics)
The containment of a plasma within a region of space by the forces of magnetic fields on the charged particles in the gas.
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The Committee urges the Department to fully evaluate existing research capabilities that do not fit easily within the existing weapons-focused inertial and energy-focused magnetic confinement fusion programs, such as krypton fluoride lasers and mag-neto-inertial fusion, but that may play important roles if an inertial fusion energy program moves forward in future years.
Contract notice: B14-247-mo-provision of permanent wiring and wiring equipment on the west project on behalf of the institute for research on magnetic confinement fusion (irfm) cea cadarache.
The report says that the EPSRC "will develop a long term base funding mechanism for magnetic confinement fusion as part of the energy programme.
A brief history of magnetic confinement fusion power plant conceptual designs, focusing on tokamaks, is outlined in this book.
In making its award announcement, the Department of Energy stated in its release, "PPPL is the nation's leading laboratory for research in plasma physics and magnetic confinement fusion.
The IAEA also produced a 28 page brochure, "Fifty Years of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research--A Retrospective.
For the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES), which funds primarily magnetic confinement fusion, the Committee recommended $295 million, an increase of $21 million over FY 2005 and $5.
MAGO/MTF is an approach that combines the magnetothermal insulation of magnetic confinement fusion (MCF) with the implosion heating of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and operates at a fusion plasma density that is the geometric mean of the 10-12 orders of magnitude in density that separates the two more conventional approaches.
After his retirement, together with Peter Stott, he wrote the book Nuclear Fusion, half a century of magnetic confinement fusion research, on the history of nuclear fusion research.
Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion, by C.
The research on these devices is primarily basic plasma physics research laying the scientific basis for magnetic confinement fusion energy.
laboratories have resolved a key impediment to successful magnetic confinement fusion -- preventing superheated fusion plasmas from eroding divertor walls inside the tokamak.