Fusion Approach
Publications Describing Device

PBX Experimental results in 1984


The Princeton Beta Experiment (PBX) was an upgrade made to PDX at PPPL. Its objective was to produce plasma with higher β values than the obtained in conventional tokamaks by reducing some instabilities presented in other devices. This reduction was achieved by shaping its plasma cross section like a kidney bean, which also increased the plasma current capacity of the plasma. PBX was able to achieve β values of 5.3%, a record at its time. In 1986, PBX was shut down to be transformed into PBX-M.

Affiliated Organizations
In Operation

1984 - 1986