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Title: The magnetic centrifugal mass filter

Abstract

Mass filters using rotating plasmas have been considered for separating nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel. We propose a new mass filter that utilizes centrifugal and magnetic confinement of ions in a way similar to the asymmetric centrifugal trap. This magnetic centrifugal mass filter is shown to be more proliferation resistant than present technology. This filter is collisional and produces well confined output streams, among other advantages.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22043534
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ASYMMETRY; COLLISIONS; MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; MASS; PROLIFERATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ROTATING PLASMA; SPENT FUELS; STREAMS; TRAPS

Citation Formats

Fetterman, Abraham J., and Fisch, Nathaniel J. The magnetic centrifugal mass filter. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3631793.
Fetterman, Abraham J., & Fisch, Nathaniel J. The magnetic centrifugal mass filter. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3631793.
Fetterman, Abraham J., and Fisch, Nathaniel J. Thu . "The magnetic centrifugal mass filter". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3631793.
@article{osti_22043534,
title = {The magnetic centrifugal mass filter},
author = {Fetterman, Abraham J. and Fisch, Nathaniel J.},
abstractNote = {Mass filters using rotating plasmas have been considered for separating nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel. We propose a new mass filter that utilizes centrifugal and magnetic confinement of ions in a way similar to the asymmetric centrifugal trap. This magnetic centrifugal mass filter is shown to be more proliferation resistant than present technology. This filter is collisional and produces well confined output streams, among other advantages.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3631793},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 9,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}