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Energy Confinement Time The term 'Energy Confinement Time' as it applies to the area of fusion can be defined as 'Characteristic time in which 1/2 of a system's energy is lost to its surroundings. In a plasma device, the energy loss time (or the energy confinement time) is one of three critical parameters determining whether enough fusion will occur to sustain a reaction. (See Lawson criterion)'.
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