Tokamak

The leading magnetic confinement fusion concept named after a Russian word for toroidally (or doughnut) shaped magnetic field. The field the long way around the torus is the toroidal field and is the main confining field for the particles. The toroidal field is produced from a set of poloidally constructed electromagnets.

See also: Fusion, Magnetic Confinement.

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Subjects: Physics


Weblinks:
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy The website of Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, the UK′s national fusion research laboratory (formerly UKAEA Culham).
Iter ITER is currently under construction in the South of France and aims to demonstrate that fusion is an energy source of the future.