Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 30, Issue 5, pp 428–432 | Cite as

The Compact Levitated Dipole Configuration for Plasma Confinement

  • D. A. Baver
Original Research


A new magnetic configuration for magnetic confinement of fusion plasmas is proposed. This configuration is closely related to the levitated dipole configuration, and shares the same mechanism for plasma stability. The difference between the two configurations rests in the use of shaping coils to alter the far field region of the dipole field, resulting in greatly reduced total reactor volume given equivalent plasma parameters and core volume. In this paper we will discuss the magnetic geometry of the compact levitated dipole configurations and employ stability theory in the low beta limit to predict its properties.


Levitated dipole Plasma confinement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lodestar Research CorporationBoulderUSA

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