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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?
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Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 197-199
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1349
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In recent years, reversed field pinch (RFP) research has demonstrated great progress which alters conventional RFP concepts and introduced new RFP regime such as current profile control and new MHD mode dynamics. The low-aspect ratio (low-A) RFP configuration may have some advantages to explore these new regimes. After a brief description on the new RFP regimes, we will discuss our research plans in a low-A RFP which is under construction.