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Title: Spherical torus fusion reactor

The object of this invention is to provide a compact torus fusion reactor with dramatic simplification of plasma confinement design. Another object of this invention is to provide a compact torus fusion reactor with low magnetic field and small aspect ratio stable plasma confinement. In accordance with the principles of this invention there is provided a compact toroidal-type plasma confinement fusion reactor in which only the indispensable components inboard of a tokamak type of plasma confinement region, mainly a current conducting medium which carries electrical current for producing a toroidal magnet confinement field about the toroidal plasma region, are retained.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5641672
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; TOKAMAK TYPE REACTORS; DESIGN; SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION; ASPECT RATIO; SPECIFICATIONS; CONFIGURATION; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS 700200* -- Fusion Energy-- Fusion Power Plant Technology