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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?
P. A. Bagryansky, A. D. Beklemishev, M. S. Chaschin, E. I. Soldatkina (19P45)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 337-339
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1394
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In recent experiments on the GDT device the plasma confinement is shown to improve drastically with strong application of different potentials to the end plates and the limiter. We present experimental and theoretical description of how these potentials influence the plasma rotation, show that the measured plasma potentials indicate presence of global (m ~ 1) modes, and that sufficiently high gradients of potential provide the internal transport barrier by reducing convection.