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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?
Igor A. Kotelnikov (20R12)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 186-189
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1346
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Theory of plasma confinement in a multiple mirror trap is extended. Plasma lifetime is estimated for new regimes with partially devastated loss-cone, which occur at the stage of plasma decay in GOL-3 multiple mirror after termination of relativistic electron beam injection.