This thesis examines theoretically the potential of the plasma confinement device known as a Stellarator as a fusion reactor.
Chapter one contains a survey of the requirements for nuclear fusion to take place in a device employing magnetic confincment. The range of reactor parameters which are appropriate is- derived, both from the point of view of plasma physics and on the basis of a rather crude economic model.
Chapter two begins with a discussion of the equilibrium of pla...Expand abstract
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- The digital copy of this thesis has been made available thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky
Some problems in stellarator reactor design
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