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Title: A new class of magnetic confinement device in the shape of a knot

We describe a new class of magnetic confinement device, with the magnetic axis in the shape of a knot. We call such devices “knotatrons.” An example is given that has a large volume filled with magnetic surfaces, with significant rotational-transform, and with the magnetic field produced entirely by external circular coils.
Authors:
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  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, PO Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22252128
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; EQUIPMENT; MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC SURFACES; ROTATIONAL TRANSFORM; SHAPE