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Re: starship-design: maser heating of plasma

In a message dated 8/26/99 11:30:27 AM, reyesfred@xoommail.com writes:

>Hello folks,
>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?
>Fred Reyes

You could certainly heat plasma that way, but I can't see how you could store 
heat that way?