Tokamak design:way to interstellar flight

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by Rick, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. Rick Valued Senior Member

    one of the proposed method for nuclear fusion controlled and energy production could be Tokamakdesign.
    the Deuterium plasma is contained in torroidal region by magnetic field,deeeesigned for the purpose.the direction,magntds,are arranged in such a fashion that charge plasma cant attempt to go out as force by a charge particle will push it back to the volume.

    the plasma confinement is for about few microseconds during which fusion occurs.the fusion the occurs within short periods.the heating is done by passing high frequency oscillating current through plasma when we have controlled fusion reactions,is the idea of high velocity,interstellar filghts very far?.hydrogen is present in large amounts in this universe,so may be one day...
    for more info here's an interesting link:

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