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The ZETA team (I know its not a tokamak, but was an an early influencer) (Copyright acknowledged)

The ZETA team (I know its not a tokamak, but was an an early influencer)

The ZETA team (I know its not a tokamak, but was an an early influencer) http://www.tokamak.info, tokamak, fusion

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  1. John Gates permalink
    July 26, 2013 03:17

    No I think the zeta was remarkably similar to a tokamak. Both use basically a solenoid around a torus to create an axial magnetic field. I would bet the Zeta used a magnetic pulse to drive a rather large current in the plasma itself… your poloidal magnetic field. Combine the two fields and you get helical one. Toroidal z(eta) pinch is not dead, it’s called a tokamak. I just finished reading a historical account of prototype reactors. It was said, knowing what we know now, the zeta should have been embraced ( the Brits were right) and we would have been building bigger tokamaks sooner. Zeta plus cleaner vacuum, neutral beam and rf heating = modern tokamak.

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