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The day of birth of influential people in our society coincides with activity at the Tokamak fusion reactors. You can say they are literally creating the stars we idolize. Don't you see, don't follow any false idols. You are the star of the universe.
Here's is a compilation of some of the notable names pertaining to the year and the tokamak reactors:
First an announcement…
National Taco Day
October 4, 2015
Today we will be talking about Tokamak.
Do you know about tokamak? fusion? plasma?
Fusion power has the potential to provide sufficient energy to satisfy mounting demand, and to do so sustainably, with a relatively small impact on the environment.
Here’s a couple quick videos:
Within the tokamak, we see field coils, the vacuum vessel, blanket modules, divertor cassettes, and equipment for heating and diagnostics. Visible is one of the high-energy neutral beam injectors that heat and drive the plasma. The fusion fuel consists of deuterium and tritium, which are isotopes of ordinary hydrogen (shown in red and green in the visualization). To produce fusion reactions, the fuel must be heated to a temperature of about one hundred million degrees – about ten times the temperature of the core of the sun. At such temperatures, the electrons of atoms are stripped from the nuclei forming as a state of matter called plasma. One method of achieving these high temperatures is by injecting beams of high-energy neutral atoms into the tokamak. An initial plasma is formed and heated by driving an electric current through the fuel gas in the tokamak chamber. When the plasma reaches a sufficient density and temperature, the injectors are turned on. Because injected atoms are electrically neutral, they are unaffected by the magnetic field and can penetrate deep into the plasma before being ionized by collisions with plasma particles. These very energetic beam ions are trapped by the magnetic field and circulate throughout the plasma, colliding with the plasma particles and transferring energy to them. As the temperature of the plasma rises, due to the beam heating, fusion reactions between the plasma deuterium and tritium begin to occur.
On an unrelated story, or is it..
This story ran on Nov 08, 2011
And it just so happens there was a tokamak conference that same time period:
Gravitation confinement vs Magnetic confinement
The Tokamak de Fontenay-aux-Roses (TFR) was the first French tokamak, built in a research centre of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Fontenay-aux-Roses, a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France.
In the years 1973 to 1976, it was the highest-performance fusion device in the world.
Events in 1973
Events in 1974
Events in 1975
|Major radius||2.96 m|
|Minor Radius||1.25–2.10 m|
|Plasma volume||100 m3|
|Magnetic field||3.45 T (toroidal)|
Scientists at Oxfordshire are preparing for the fusion testing set to begin in 2015. They hope to break their own record of 16 megawatts of fusion power.
It now holds the record of the longest plasma duration time for a tokamak (6 minutes 30 seconds and over 1000 MJ of energy injected and extracted in 2003)
an international nuclear fusion research and engineering megaproject, which is currently building the world’s largest experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactoradjacent to the Cadarache facility in the south of France.
ITER began in 1985 as a Reagan–Gorbachev initiative with the equal participation of the Soviet Union, European Union (through EURATOM), the United States, and Japan through the 1988–1998 initial design phases.
|2020||Predicted: Achievement of first plasma.|
As of 13 July 2010, the total price of constructing the experiment is expected to be in excess of €15 billion
The Famous Tokamak Poster (Download high quality: jg07-414-1c-2008-08-19B)
First tokamak TMP, USSR (Sometimes known incorrectly as TMB.) 1954
It’s like they create a new world. See what happened in 1954
First use of a metallic liner inside the torus T-1, USSR 1958 (approx.)
First tokamak to demonstrate plasma disruptions TM-3, USSR 1963
First full carbon first wall TM-3, USSR 1963
Now that you’ve seen a few of the beautiful facilities, take a look at this story:
Which brings me to the eulogy:
From mother, Veronique Pozner:
The sky is crying, and the flags are at half-mast. It is a sad, sad day. But it is also your day, Noah, my little man. I will miss your forceful and purposeful little steps stomping through our house. I will miss your perpetual smile, the twinkle in your dark blue eyes, framed by eyelashes that would be the envy of any lady in this room.
Most of all, I will miss your visions of your future. You wanted to be a doctor, a soldier, a taco factory manager. It was your favorite food, and no doubt you wanted to ensure that the world kept producing tacos.
You were a little boy whose life force had all the gravitational pull of a celestial body. You were light and love, mischief and pranks. You adored your family with every fiber of your 6-year-old being. We are all of us elevated in our humanity by having known you. A little maverick, who didn’t always want to do his schoolwork or clean up his toys, when practicing his ninja moves or Super Mario on the Wii seemed far more important.
Noah, you will not pass through this way again. I can only believe that you were planted on Earth to bloom in heaven. Take flight, my boy. Soar. You now have the wings you always wanted. Go to that peaceful valley that we will all one day come to know. I will join you someday. Not today. I still have lots of mommy love to give to Danielle, Michael, Sophia and Arielle.
Until then, your melody will linger in our hearts forever. Momma loves you, little man.
Not sure if that’s a eulogy for a little kid, or for another dimension.
But I digress.
Other mentions for taco:
An operation to observe the beam is planned for the week of February 10.
So let’s do a breakdown:
The Tore Supra holds the record of the longest plasma duration time for a tokamak…the date this took place was May 21, 2003.
Primary Author: deGrassie, J.S.
Modification Date: 2003/11/21
|Title: Toroidal Rotation in ECH H-Modes in DIII-D (A24310)|
Let’s see what happened on that day elsewhere:
was a pogrom (a series of coordinated deadly attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening. The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues had their windows smashed.
I have a hard time believing this line:
Mastering thermonuclear energy would provide mankind with an inexhaustible, safe and ecologically acceptable energy source.
I don’t think they do anything for the good.