Nuclear Fusion Physics and Technology/Tokamak Device

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Note: Basic assumptionsEdit

Lets assume electromagnetic field described by electric and magnetic vector fields ${\displaystyle {\vec {E}}({\vec {r}}),{\vec {B}}({\vec {r}})}$  and plasma described by probability density ${\displaystyle f({\vec {r}})}$ . Also lets assume that basic terms are self-explaining.

Definition: Magnetic vesselEdit

Magnetic vessel is electromagnetic field device aimed for plasma keeping.

Definition: Linear configurationEdit

Linear configuration of magnetic vessel is electromagnetic field with parallel field lines and open ends.

Definition: Toroidal configurationEdit

Toroidal configuration of magnetic vessel is toroidal electromagnetic field with closed ends.

Definition: Number 8 configurationEdit

Number 8 configuration of magnetic vessel is crossed electromagnetic field with closed ends and field lines in number 8 shape.

Definition: StelaratorEdit

Stelarator is axial asymmetric magnetic vessel with toroidal configuration.

Definition: Poloidal magnetic fieldEdit

Poloidal magnetic field of toroidal magnetic vessel is magnetic field component with field lines closed perpendicular around coordinate ${\displaystyle \varphi }$ .

Definition: Toroidal magnetic fieldEdit

Toroidal magnetic field of toroidal magnetic vessel is magnetic field component with field lines closed perpendicular around coordinate ${\displaystyle h}$ .

Definition: Magnetic axisEdit

Major radius ${\displaystyle R_{0}}$  is distance between main axis to magnetic axis.
Minor radius ${\displaystyle r_{0}}$  is distance between magnetic axis and plasma edge. (plasma edge definition needed, maybe 1/e drop of f(r)?)
Aspect ratio ${\displaystyle a}$  is ratio of major radius and minor radius
${\displaystyle a={\frac {R_{0}}{r_{0}}}}$