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Focus Fusion Controls Plasmoid Size

• arclein
But how can one reliably control a tornado with a butterfly? First, you need a system that magnifies the effect of the butterfly’s wings. In FF-1, the magnetic coil—our butterfly—wrapped around the inside of the vacuum chamber, produces a small vertical magnetic field. This magnetic field pushes the main current of the device, moving inwards from the outer electrode, very slightly to the side – perpendicularly, creating a slight circular motion of the current. This circular motion of the mighty main electric current in the same direction as the c