If your browser is
Java friendly, you
have the chance to operate your own tokamak!
Containment Plasma Drift Applet:
This applet shows how magnetic fields control and
contain a plasma when it is too hot to contain by any other conventional
methods. To get the longest containment time, you can manually &
automatically turn on/off magnetic controls.
To get a feel of how magnetic fields are used to contain a plasma in
a tokamak, try out the
Plasma Drift Applet.
Time Dependent Virtual Tokamak:
The newest version of the
Virtual Tokamak, this Java applet lets you plug in waveforms
for all three parameters. The output is likewise shown as a
graph so you can see how the plasma changes over time.
Steady State Virtual
second version of the Virtual Tokamak
allows you to type in the parameter values as
well as use the slider bars. More control of the reactor means better performance
which means an even higher score!