Brazilian Journal of Physics
Print version ISSN 0103-9733
LUDWIG, G.O. and THE HIGH-POWER MICROWAVE SOURCES GROUP et al. Spherical tokamak development in Brazil . Braz. J. Phys. [online]. 2003, vol.33, n.4, pp. 848-859. ISSN 0103-9733. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-97332003000400041.
This paper describes the general characteristics of spherical tokamaks, or spherical tori, with a brief overview of work in this area already performed or in progress at several institutions worldwide. The paper presents also the steps in the development of the ETE (Experimento Tokamak Esférico) project, its research program, technical characteristics and operating conditions as of December, 2002 at the Associated Plasma Laboratory (LAP) of the National Space Research Institute (INPE) in Brazil.