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Tokamaks and plasma confinement

  1. Mar 17, 2017 #1
    I have the fundamental understanding of how tokamaks work. Now, why is it not ideal to confine plasmas using a z- or theta- pinch configurations?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 17, 2017 #2
    Z-pinches are unstable.

    Theta-pinches have problems with end losses.
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