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Title: A Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor for Space Flights

Abstract

A small-scale nuclear fusion reactor is suggested based on the concepts of plasma confinement (with a high pressure gas) which have been patented by the author. The reactor considered can be used as a power setup in space flights. Among the advantages of this reactor is the use of a D3He fuel mixture which at burning gives main reactor products -- charged particles. The energy balance considerably improves, as synchrotron radiation turn out 'captured' in the plasma volume, and dangerous, in the case of classical magnetic confinement, instabilities in the direct current magnetic field configuration proposed do not exist. As a result, the reactor sizes are quite suitable (of the order of several meters). A possibility of making reactive thrust due to employment of ejection of multiply charged ions formed at injection of pellets from some adequate substance into the hot plasma center is considered.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SRC Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research, TRINITI 142190 Troitsk Moscow Reg. (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20800248
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 830; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 4. international symposium on beamed energy propulsion, Nara (Japan), 15-18 Nov 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2203278; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DIRECT CURRENT; HOT PLASMA; IONS; MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; MIXTURES; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PROPULSION; SPACE FLIGHT; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Nastoyashchiy, Anatoly F. A Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor for Space Flights. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2203278.
Nastoyashchiy, Anatoly F. A Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor for Space Flights. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2203278.
Nastoyashchiy, Anatoly F. Tue . "A Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor for Space Flights". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2203278.
@article{osti_20800248,
title = {A Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor for Space Flights},
author = {Nastoyashchiy, Anatoly F.},
abstractNote = {A small-scale nuclear fusion reactor is suggested based on the concepts of plasma confinement (with a high pressure gas) which have been patented by the author. The reactor considered can be used as a power setup in space flights. Among the advantages of this reactor is the use of a D3He fuel mixture which at burning gives main reactor products -- charged particles. The energy balance considerably improves, as synchrotron radiation turn out 'captured' in the plasma volume, and dangerous, in the case of classical magnetic confinement, instabilities in the direct current magnetic field configuration proposed do not exist. As a result, the reactor sizes are quite suitable (of the order of several meters). A possibility of making reactive thrust due to employment of ejection of multiply charged ions formed at injection of pellets from some adequate substance into the hot plasma center is considered.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2203278},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 830,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 02 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Tue May 02 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}