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Thermonuclear reactors, methods, and apparatus are described for controlling and confining high temperature plasma. Main axial confining coils in combination with helical windings provide a rotational transform that avoids the necessity of a figure-eight shaped reactor tube. The helical windings provide a multipolar helical magnetic field transverse to the axis of the main axial confining coils so as to improve the effectiveness of the confining field by counteracting the tendency of the more central lines of force in the stellarator tube to exchange positions with the magnetic lines of force nearer the walls of the tube. (AEC)
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4839489
Report Number(s):
US 3002912
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; COILS; CONFINEMENT; HIGH TEMPERATURE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PLANNING; PLASMA; STELLARATORS; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TUBES