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Nature Physicsvolume 14pages11571158 (2018) | Download Citation

The axial symmetry of tokamaks benefits plasma confinement but hinders control. Experiments have now proven that optimized non-axisymmetric magnetic fields can provide much improved control without degrading the plasma confinement.

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