|THE INTERNET PLASMA PHYSICS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE|
Magnetic Confinement Demonstration!
As part of the Internet Plasma Physics Education eXperience (IPPEX) project, the purpose of this program is to demonstrate the difficulty of trying to contain a plasma inside a tokamak by using magnets. The program produces a black circle which represents a cross-section of the tokamak. Inside this there is a red circle which represents a cross-section of the plasma. Around the tokamak there are eight magnets which can be switched on or off by clicking on them with the mouse. When a magnet is on it will exert a repulsive force on the plasma. the object is to keep the plasma from hitting the wall of the tokamak.
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