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“Plasma stability and burn control” Inventor...--.. Richard J. Hawryluk, Wayne Solomon

Power released in a fusion power plant is approximately proportional to the square of the stored energy in conditions relevant to power plant operation.  To decrease the fatigue in a key components in a power plant associated with thermal cycling, it would be advantageous to independently control the stored energy. The invention described herein applies non-axisymmetric magnetic fields to control the stored energy in the plasma. 


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