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American Physical Society

Heat Flux Compared

Caption: These images reveal the effect of the novel snowflake diverter, showing (a) the comparison of heat flux profiles in the "snowflake" and standard divertor configurations; (b) a plasma TV image of the standard divertor discharge; (c) a plasma TV image of the "snowflake" divertor discharge.

Credit: V. Soukhanovskii, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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