Multiple-mirror trap: A path from Budker magnetic mirrors to linear fusion reactor

A. V. Burdakov, V. V. Postupaev

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Abstract

This review is focused on multiple-mirror traps for high-temperature plasma confinement that were proposed by Budker, Mirnov, and Ryutov and independently by Logan, Lichtenberg, and Lieberman in the early 1970s. The proposed magnetic system solved problems with the kinetic instabilities of classical open traps and significantly increased the plasma lifetime. We review the history of this field and discuss its achievements and prospects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-600
Number of pages19
JournalPhysics-Uspekhi
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Fusion reactor
  • G I Budker
  • GOL-3
  • Multiple-mirror trap
  • Plasma
  • WEAKLY COLLISIONAL PLASMAS
  • fusion reactor
  • HIGH-DENSITY PLASMA
  • RELATIVISTIC ELECTRON-BEAM
  • GAS-DYNAMIC TRAP
  • HIGH-BETA-PLASMA
  • GOL-3 MULTIMIRROR TRAP
  • HOT PLASMA
  • STRONG LANGMUIR TURBULENCE
  • CHARGED-PARTICLES
  • THOMSON SCATTERING SYSTEM
  • plasma
  • multiple-mirror trap

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