noun, Physics.
an experimental plasma-physics device in which magnetic fields confine the plasma within a tube shaped like a figure eight.
(physics) an apparatus used in research into thermonuclear reactions, consisting of a toroidal vessel designed so that a plasma may be contained within it by a helical magnetic field. The magnetic field is produced by current-carrying coils


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