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Re: starship-design: maser heating of plasma
In a message dated 8/26/99 11:30:27 AM, email@example.com writes:
>I was wondering, would a MASER be a good way to heat plasma? I know that
>microwaves are sometimes used to pump energy into the secondary coil in
>some tokamak designs, but it is never mentioned (at least not that I know
>of) if it has been attempted with one or more masers. Anyone know how
>build a maser? My idea involves using the plasma as a sort of heat storage
>battery. Any ideas?
You could certainly heat plasma that way, but I can't see how you could store
heat that way?