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Neutral Beam Heating The term 'Neutral Beam Heating' as it applies to the area of fusion can be defined as 'Input power used to heat the plasma. One of the fundamental plasma heating methods. Ions of deuterium or tritium are accelerated to high energies and then neutralized. The neutralized beam is then injected into the magnetically confined plasma. The neutral atoms are unaffected (not confined) by the magnetic field, but ionize as they penetrate into the plasma. The high-energy ions then transfer their energy to the plasma particles in repeated collisions, and heat the plasma'.
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