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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?
J. H. Yeom, C. M. Ryu, T. Lho, M. Kwon (19P07)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 235-237
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1360
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Structures of magnetic field fluctuations in the HANBIT mirror device have been measured using a movable magnetic probe. The effects of the magnetic field and the RF power on the magnetic fluctuations have been studied. Electromagnetic plasma waves in low-pressure plasmas and high-pressure plasmas have been analyzed and the results indicates that sideband mode coupling is smaller in low-pressure plasmas. It is also found that the lower sideband coupling is enhanced at the resonance point, where the frequency of applied RF wave is similar to that of local ion cyclotron frequency, and a local stabilization of magnetic fluctuations is observed to occur there.