Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 47 / Number 1T / January 2005 / Pages 205-211
Technical Paper / Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement
Mirror based fusion reactors - as other fusion reactor concepts - have considerable environmental and safety advantages. They could make available energy resources for many 1000 years. Mirror type fusion reactors have additional technical advantages over other fusion reactor concepts. These are: simple design topology, steady state power generation, decoupling of end plugs from central power producing regions, small power units as demonstration facilities.