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.

      1963, 1950
      Lev Andreyevich Arzimovich
      Nuclear Physicist

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