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Posted: 29 November 2012 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Is Neutral Particle Injection used exclusively in Tokamak designs or is it used in other concepts as well?

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Posted: 29 November 2012 02:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Some heavy ion fusion folks talk about using neutral beams but as far as application goes, neutral beams are the province of tokameks.  IEC devices create conditions that drive fast ions like an electrostatic accelerator.  The plasma focus creates fast ion beams to drive fusion as well.  Laser fusion, reverse field configs and many other concepts are driving toward purely thermal fusion which does not want ions or electrons that deviate from the thermal spectrum.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks! smile

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