Nuclear Fusion Physics and Technology/Tokamak Device Overview
Note: Basic assumptions
Lets assume electromagnetic field described by electric and magnetic vector fields and plasma described by probability density . Also lets assume that basic terms are self-explaining.
Definition: Magnetic vessel
Magnetic vessel is electromagnetic field device aimed for plasma keeping.
Definition: Linear configuration
Linear configuration of magnetic vessel is electromagnetic field with parallel field lines and open ends.
Definition: Toroidal configuration
Toroidal configuration of magnetic vessel is toroidal electromagnetic field with closed ends.
Definition: Number 8 configuration
Number 8 configuration of magnetic vessel is crossed electromagnetic field with closed ends and field lines in number 8 shape.
Stelarator is axial asymmetric magnetic vessel with toroidal configuration.
Definition: Poloidal magnetic field
Poloidal magnetic field of toroidal magnetic vessel is magnetic field component with field lines closed perpendicular around coordinate .
Definition: Toroidal magnetic field
Toroidal magnetic field of toroidal magnetic vessel is magnetic field component with field lines closed perpendicular around coordinate .
Definition: Main axis
Definition: Magnetic axis
Definition: Major radius
Major radius is distance between main axis to magnetic axis.
Definition: Minor radius
Minor radius is distance between magnetic axis and plasma edge. (plasma edge definition needed, maybe 1/e drop of f(r)?)
Definition: Aspect ratio
Aspect ratio is ratio of major radius and minor radius