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Advanced reactors: Now comes the hard part
Designing a reactor is complicated but building one may be harder. Even companies that have had lots of practice haven’t always done it well. And all the power reactors in service today were built by companies that had years of experience in other kinds of big steam-electric power plants. In contrast, some of the creative new designs now moving toward commercialization come from start-ups that have never built anything at all. How should they prepare?
Chang-Mo Ryu, Tongnyeol Rhee (18R12)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 92-95
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1323
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Ion saturation currents in a Hanbit mirror plasma have been analyzed by using the wavelet bispectral method. From this bicoherence analysis, an interesting phase coherent mode has been found at a very low frequency. This mode seems to be generated by the low frequency turbulence which could be identified as either ion drift waves or interchange modes. The wave coupling process leading to this coherent structure is found to follow the resonant three-wave coupling with an exact frequency match. A brief review is given on this coherent turbulence structure in a Hanbit mirror plasma.