spherical tokamak

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Above, a test cell for the $94m National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade with its tokamak in the center.  Credit PPPL



Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), are developing spherical tokamaks, devices that are shaped like cored apples, compared with the bigger, doughnut-like shape, of conventional tokamaks.

The spherical torus/tokamak (ST) is a leading candidate for an FNSF due to its potentially high neutron wall loading and modular configuration.

spherical tokamak

Researchers from U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, inside the center stack of the $94-million upgrade of the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade, which began operating last year.   Credit PPPL

 

Traditional doughnut-shaped tokamak.  Credit Matthias W Hirsch/wikimedia



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