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  • noun physics A magnetic device used to confine a plasma, especially one used to sustain nuclear fusion


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  • Not only is it called a stellarator, the one they are about to inject hydrogen into* has the supremely unbelievable name of the Wendelstein X-7 stellarator.

    * Jack Lemmon: 'Inject the hydrogen, Max! Mwah-ha-ha!'

    February 3, 2016