Newsgroups: sci.physics.fusion, sci.answers, news.answers
From: Robert F. Heeter <rfhee...@princeton.edu>
Subject: Conventional Fusion FAQ Glossary Part 26/26 (Z)
Disclaimer: While this section is still evolving, it should
be useful to many people, and I encourage you to distribute
it to anyone who might be interested (and willing to help!!!).
FREQUENTLY USED TERMS IN CONVENTIONAL FUSION RESEARCH
Edited by Robert F. Heeter, rfhee...@pppl.gov
Guide to Categories:
* = plasma/fusion/energy vocabulary
> = device type or machine name# = name of a constant or variable
! = scientists
@ = acronym
% = labs & political organizations
$ = unit of measurement
The list of Acknowledgements is in Part 0 (intro).
# Z: see atomic number
@ ZETA: Zero Energy Thermonuclear Assembly; see entry
> Zero Energy Thermonuclear Assembly: A British fusion device inwhich scientists observed fusion neutrons in 1958. They were
erroneously considered to be thermonuclear (coming from particles
with a Maxwellian velocity distribution) and were a cause for the
initial optimism that fusion energy would be easy. They were
actually due to electromagnetic acceleration during a plasma
instability, an effect which cannot be scaled up to produce useful
> Z-Pinch: Pinch device in which the externally-driven pinchingcurrent goes in the z direction (parallel to / through the
cylindrical plasma). See discussion in Section 4B.
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