magnetic well

magnetic well

[mag′ned·ik ′wel]
(plasma physics)
A configuration of magnetic fields used to contain a plasma in controlled fusion experiments, in which the plasma is confined in a central region surrounded by fields which keep it from escaping in any direction.
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He covers methods and examples, main theorems, spectral reductions, magnetic wells in dimension two, boundary magnetic wells in dimension three, and waveguides.