magnetic confinement


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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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He studied magnetic confinement and developed the ICRH heating of tokamaks (theory, antennas and experimentation) based on the minority ion cyclotron resonance.
Most efforts to date have relied on some form of magnetic confinement.
A couple of the fusion start-ups--Tokamak Energy and First Light Fusion, both in the United Kingdom--are experimenting with their own twists on magnetic confinement or inertial confinement.
This work reviews the science of nuclear fusion from the development of the basic scientific ideas concerning the role of fusion in the Sun and other stars to the current progress towards achieving human-controlled fusion energy, covering both the magnetic confinement approach towards insulating hot nuclear fuel with magnetic fields and the newer inertial confinement approach that seeks to capture the fusion energy before the hot fuel has had a chance to expand.
Two of the papers in this collection review modeling approaches to turbulent mixing and void drift in sub-channel analysis and the history of magnetic confinement fusion power plant conceptual designs.
The three CAS labs will include the National Laboratory of Magnetic Confinement and Nuclear Fusion, the National Laboratory of Clean Energy, and the National Laboratory of Protein Science.
There are at present several Ultracold neutron (UCN) experiments that seek to measure the neutron lifetime using magnetic confinement techniques (see these proceedings).
But no one has been able to scrutinize an extragalactic jet with enough detail to see any evidence for magnetic confinement.
However, most civilian energy projects have focused on magnetic confinement techniques, which use large-sized plasmas and longer time periods to create fusion reactions.
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.
It is currently the world's largest and most powerful tokamak--a magnetic confinement system invented in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and adopted by fusion researchers around the world.
French nuclear counselor Pierre-Yves Cordier hosted the signing ceremony, with Andre Grosman, deputy director of the Institute of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research (IRFM/CEA) and consular assistant Shunming Ding.