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I'm currently mid-way through a PhD in plasma physics and fusion energy


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comment How large can you make a tokamak?
@Joel: When you say aneutronic fusion what reactions do you have in mind? The only reaction which will produce any meaningful power in a tokamak is the DT fusion reaction which does release a neutron. Probably the more important point is that we need the neutron to carry some of the energy released away from the plasma so that we can capture it as heat, which we then use to drive turbines.
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answered How large can you make a tokamak?