Magnetic mirror fusion: status and prospects

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Two improved mirror systems, the tandem mirror (TM) and the field-reversed mirror (FRM) are being intensively studied. The twin practical aims of these studies: to improve the economic prospects for mirror fusion power plants and to reduce the size and/or complexity of such plants relative to earlier approaches to magnetic fusion. While at the present time the program emphasis is still strongly oriented toward answering scientific questions, the emphasis is shifting as the data accumulates and as larger facilities - ones with a heavy technological and engineering orientation - are being prepared. The experimental and theoretical progress that led to ... continued below

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Post, R.F. February 11, 1980.

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Two improved mirror systems, the tandem mirror (TM) and the field-reversed mirror (FRM) are being intensively studied. The twin practical aims of these studies: to improve the economic prospects for mirror fusion power plants and to reduce the size and/or complexity of such plants relative to earlier approaches to magnetic fusion. While at the present time the program emphasis is still strongly oriented toward answering scientific questions, the emphasis is shifting as the data accumulates and as larger facilities - ones with a heavy technological and engineering orientation - are being prepared. The experimental and theoretical progress that led to the new look in mirror fusion research is briefly reviewed, the new TM and the FRM ideas are outlined, and the projected future course of mirror fusion research is discussed.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • ASME symposium on fusion energy products, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 20 Mar 1980

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  • Report No.: UCRL-83962
  • Report No.: CONF-800325-4
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5583150
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1088262

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Post, R.F. Magnetic mirror fusion: status and prospects, article, February 11, 1980; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1088262/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.