Controlling Plasma Instabilities Inside a Tokamak Reactor

Adam Nikel


This Research Project examines the major plasma instabilities that have been seen in the field of magnetic confinement of plasma with a tokamak reactor. This project reviews in detail the different types of plasma instabilities that have plagued plasma physicists and presents what is being done to prevent or subdue these disruptions. Many questions of plasma stabilization are still unanswered. Different theories, tests, and simulations have been conducted to remove plasma instabilities and these are discussed in this project. Finally, a projection is offered as to the future viability andpractical utility of plasma reactors.