Alcator

Alcator

[¦al¦kād·ər]
(plasma physics)
A type of tokamak with a high toroidal field (up to 8.7 teslas) and high-density plasma (up to 3 × 1015 particles per cubic centimeter).
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The team set a new world record for plasma pressure in an Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor.
One of those, however, has been in the Obama administration's cross-hairs: MIT's Alcator C-Mod reactor.
He is professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is also coprincipal of the Alcator Project in the Plasma Science and Fusion Center.
Becci Lewis (pictured), from Cardiff University, won a Nintendo Wii Sports from Alcator.
But Bruno Coppi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology argues that experimentation with deuterium and helium-3 could be done in some current mainstream experiments--MIT's Alcator, for example.
The MIT team at the Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor set a new world record for plasma pressure at 2.
The document indicates that the NDCX-II at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory would not be operated in FY 2015 and that Alcator C-Mod at MIT would close in late FY 2016.
He and his MIT team designed, built, and operate the Alcator C-Mod tokamak, whose plasmas, with temperatures reaching beyond 50 million degrees Celsius, are prototypical of a future fusion reactor.
The Bill provides $22,260,000 for operations and research on the Alcator C-Mod at MIT.
S domestic fusion budget, including termination of funding for the Alcator C-Mod experiment at MIT and reductions in the High Energy Density Laboratory Physics and theory programs.
The biggest domestic casualties in this allocation would be the Alcator C-Mod program at MIT, which would decline from $28.