Improving the stellarator through advances in plasma theory

C. C. Hegna, D. T. Anderson, A. Bader, T. A. Bechtel, A. Bhattacharjee, M. Cole, M. Drevlak, J. M. Duff, B. J. Faber, S. R. Hudson, M. Kotschenreuther, T. G. Kruger, M. Landreman, I. J. McKinney, E. Paul, M. J. Pueschel, J. S. Schmitt, P. W. Terry, A. S. Ware, M. ZarnstorffC. Zhu

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Improvements to the stellarator concept can be realized through advancements in theoretical and computational plasma physics. Herein, recent advances are reported in the topical areas of: (1) improved energetic ion confinement, (2) the impact of three-dimensional (3D) shaping on turbulent transport, (3) reducing coil complexity, (4) novel optimization and design methods, and (5) computational magnetohydrodynamic tools. These advances enable the development of new stellarator configurations with improved confinement properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042012
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • fusion
  • plasma theory
  • stellarator


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