Tokamak Opens in Moscow

Soviet nuclear physicist Lev Andreyevich Arzimovich developed the operational Tokamak at the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow in 1963. Arzimovich’s design for a toroidal magnetic confinement chamber with superheated plasma could be brought to fusion temperatures was the basis for controlled-fusion experiments. The tokamak is an abbreviation of the Russian phrase “toroidal kamera magnetik” proposed by Soviet physicists Andrey D. Sakharov and Igor Y. Tamm in 1950.

Date:
      1963, 1950
Name(s):
      Lev Andreyevich Arzimovich
Occupation:
      Nuclear Physicist
Location:
      Russia


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