double-ended Q machine

double-ended Q machine

[¦dəb·əl ¦end·əd ′kyü mə‚shēn]
(plasma physics)
A Q machine in which the plasma is generated at a hot tungsten plate at one end and the plasma column is reflected at the other end by a second hot tungsten plate.
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