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Back in 1992-1993, AET worked with Columbia University’s Plasma Physics Lab on a Tokamak fabrication.  This first-of-its-kind Tokamak has movable walls throughout to get fine adjustment of the test plasma.

As stated on the Columbia Plasma Physics Lab Website here,
“HBT-EP is a unique experiment for the investigation of wall-stabilization being the only tokamak device built with adjustable walls and having a vacuum chamber made with several quartz cylindrical breaks. These breaks allow fast penetration of externally-applied magnetic perturbations. HBT-EP has accelerated magnetic islands of nearly sonic speed and the device has been used to access the Troyon normalized beta limit with ohmic heating alone.”

For more information on the Tokamak, please visit the following link at;

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