cases function as user facilities, supported by a consortium of institutions and funding agencies. The panel envisions at least two such devices operating as user facilities. These facilities may be converted from currently operating and/or mothballed devices, most likely tokamaks. Appropriate nonohmic heating and current drive capability should be available on such a device.
Finally, it is also important to maintain a strong parallel program in theory and modeling, for it is the interaction between experiment and theory that facilitates the greatest progress in plasma science. In any case, it is clear that a commitment to continued support of research in high-temperature plasma science should be made now.