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Colliding Beam Fusion Reactor

Science  21 Nov 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5342, pp. 1419-1422
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5342.1419

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Abstract

Recent results with Tokamak experiments provide insights into the problem of magnetic confinement. They demonstrate how to avoid anomalous transport and thus solve the major problems of Tokamak reactors: size, the production of 14-megaelectron volt neutrons, and maintenance. An alternate confinement system, the field-reversed configuration, confines beams of protons and boron-11. For the proton–boron-11 fusion reaction, the fusion products are all charged particles for which direct conversion is feasible and neutron flux is negligible.

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