Food for Thought #9: Stellarators

Due: Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 10:00 AM

During lectures we have discussed only tokamaks when considering toroidal magnetic confinement of plasma. There is an even older concept, called a stellarator, that is making its second coming these days. Find out what is this stellarator, how it differs from a tokamak, why it has been inferior to tokamaks, and why suddenly there is a renewed interest in this concept.