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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.
Willis's award is "in recognition of and appreciation for your managerial contributions to the magnetic confinement fusion technical program achievements that occurred during and beyond your tenure at the U.
He will lead the UKs magnetic confinement fusion research programme at Culham Science Centre as the new MAST Upgrade experiment approaches its 2017 launch and the operation of the worlds largest nuclear fusion device, JET, on behalf of European scientists.
The report states that "The potential of fusion to contribute as a major component of the future global energy system is sufficiently large that it should be pursued in the UK." It says, "It (fusion) needs continued funding for the long term, even when difficult financial choices are being made." It states, "The UK should continue to contribute to world-class research and international leadership in both MCF (magnetic confinement fusion) and ICF (inertial confinement fusion), particularly developing the technology pathway."
The review found the magnetic confinement fusion programme in the UK, based at Culham, to be of world-class quality, in facilities, people and impact.
A brief history of magnetic confinement fusion power plant conceptual designs, focusing on tokamaks, is outlined in this book.
Contract award: b14-247-mgl- provision of permanent wiring and wiring equipment on the west project on behalf of the institute for research on magnetic confinement fusion (irfm) of the cea cadarache.
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."
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 IAEA also produced a 28 page brochure, "Fifty Years of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research--A Retrospective." That brochure is posted at http://wwwnaweb.iaea.org/napc/physics/2ndgenconf/sets/ Home.html
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 $5.6 million more than the President requested.
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.