On the 60th anniversary of the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. On the 100th anniversary of the birth G.I. Budker
Multiple-mirror trap: a path from Budker magnetic mirrors to linear fusion reactor
V.V. Postupaeva,c aBudker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, prosp. akad. Lavrenteva 11, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russian Federation bDepartment of Physics, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation cNovosibirsk State University, ul. Pirogova 2, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russian Federation
This review is focused on multiple-mirror traps for high-temperature plasma confinement that were proposed by Budker, Mirnov and
Ryutov and independently by Logan, Lichtenberg and Lieberman in the early 1970s. The proposed magnetic system solved problems
with the kinetic instabilities of classical open traps and significantly increased the plasma lifetime. The history, achievements and
prospects of the field are discussed.
Keywords: G.I. Budker, plasma, multiple-mirror trap, GOL3, fusion reactor PACS:28.52.Av, 52.50.Gj, 52.55.Jd (all) DOI:10.3367/UFNe.2018.03.038342 URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2018/6/c/ Citation: Burdakov A V, Postupaev V V "Multiple-mirror trap: a path from Budker magnetic mirrors to linear fusion reactor" Phys. Usp.61 582–600 (2018)