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A spheromak[1] is a (self-sustaining) toroidal confinement configuration without a central conductor - hence different from a spherical tokamak, which is a very low aspect ratio tokamak.

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  1. P.M. Bellan, Spheromaks: a practical application of magnetohydrodynamic dynamos and plasma self-organization, ISBN 9781860941412
  2. E.B. Hooper, R.H. Bulmer, B.I. Cohen, et al., Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment (SSPX): design and physics results, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 54 (2012) 113001
  3. D.A. Sutherland, T.R. Jarboe, K.D. Morgan, et al., The dynomak: An advanced spheromak reactor concept with imposed-dynamo current drive and next-generation nuclear power technologies, Fusion Engineering and Design 89, 4 (2014) 412–425