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tokamak (ˈtɒkəˌmæk Pronunciation for tokamak

Definitions

noun

  1. (physics) a toroidal reactor used in thermonuclear experiments, in which a strong helical magnetic field keeps the plasma from contacting the external walls. The magnetic field is produced partly by current-carrying coils and partly by a large inductively driven current through the plasma

Word Origin

C20: from Russian to( roidál'naya) kám( era s) ak( siál'nym magnitnym pólem), toroidal chamber with magnetic field

Example Sentences Including 'tokamak'

The uncharged neutrons would escape the tokamak , generating heat that could be siphoned off for generating electricity.
New Scientist (2004)

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