Food for Thought #9: Stellarators
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.