tokamak

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From Russian токама́к(tokamák), an acronym of тороида́льная ка́мера с магни́тными кату́шками(toroidálʹnaja kámera s magnítnymi katúškami, toroidal chamber with magnetic coils).

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tokamak ‎(plural tokamaks)

  1. A toroidal chamber in which a plasma is magnetically confined; used in nuclear fusion research.
    • 2014, Raffi Katchadourian, ‘A star in a bottle’, The New Yorker:
      Slowly, the solenoid—all one thousand tons of it—will be carried to the tokamak and lowered into the center of the vacuum chamber.

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