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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 403-405
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1416
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An improvement of electron cyclotron heating (ECH) system in the central cell of the GAMMA 10 tandem mirror is carried out by the use of two grooved mirrors. Two grooved mirrors consist of a twister and a circular polarizer. In case of the ECH system in the central cell region, fundamental ECH is examined and launched microwave beam from the antenna propagates through the two parabolic mirrors. The incident microwave is radiated from the second mirror at a position with magnetic field intensity B=2.0 T and with an incident angle of 35.1 degrees. Two grooved mirrors can generate suitable elliptical polarizations for both of ordinary mode (O-mode) and extraordinary mode (X-mode) in oblique launch with a slanted magnetic field line. The first results of the polarization control of the incident wave for high power ECH experiments are reported.