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Progress in an Alternate Confinement System Called a FRC

S.V. Ryzhkov, V.I. Khvesyuk, A.A. Ivanov

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 43 / Number 1T / January 2003 / Pages 304-306

Field Reversed Configuration and Neutron Sources / dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST03-A11963620

Published:February 8, 2018

The high fusion power density resulting from high beta (the ratio of the plasma to magnetic energy density) and natural divertor make the field-reversed configuration (FRC) a prime candidate for fusion reactor other than tokamak, the so-called alternate concept. Brief review of the simple compact system with natural advantages and reactor potential is given. Theoretical and experimental results over the last seven years are discussed.

 
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