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Title: DESTRUCTION OF NEUTRON PARTICLES IN THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS

Abstract

A method and apparatus for "burnirg out" neutral particles in a thermonuclear reactor is described. The method consists of forming a thermonuclear plasma within a confining magnetic field which surrounds an evacuated zone containirg neutron particles. The method comprises establishing an arc discharge within the zone and parallel to the magnetic field and producing a current of atomic ions within the zone to permit ionization of the neutral particles whereby the atomic ions remove the neutral particles from the zone. This procedure allows a plasma to form in the zone. The current of atomic ions is at least equal in magnitude to the product of the current of neutral particles entering the zone and the probability that a neutral particle will undergo an exchange reaction before an ionizing reaction is likely. The injected ions in the pressurized zone are deuterium ions. The ions are at an average energy of 600 kev and the pressure is 10/sup -//sup 6/ mm Hg. Relations for current of the ions is also given and discussed. The apparatus is described for forming the thermonuclear plasma within a confining magnetic field. (N.W.R.)

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4046347
Report Number(s):
GB 869344
NSA Number:
NSA-15-021683
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CONFINEMENT; DEUTERIUM; INJECTION; IONIZATION; IONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; NEUTRONS; PLANNING; PLASMA; PRESSURE; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS

Citation Formats

. DESTRUCTION OF NEUTRON PARTICLES IN THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS. United Kingdom: N. p., 1961. Web.
. DESTRUCTION OF NEUTRON PARTICLES IN THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS. United Kingdom.
. Wed . "DESTRUCTION OF NEUTRON PARTICLES IN THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS". United Kingdom.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for "burnirg out" neutral particles in a thermonuclear reactor is described. The method consists of forming a thermonuclear plasma within a confining magnetic field which surrounds an evacuated zone containirg neutron particles. The method comprises establishing an arc discharge within the zone and parallel to the magnetic field and producing a current of atomic ions within the zone to permit ionization of the neutral particles whereby the atomic ions remove the neutral particles from the zone. This procedure allows a plasma to form in the zone. The current of atomic ions is at least equal in magnitude to the product of the current of neutral particles entering the zone and the probability that a neutral particle will undergo an exchange reaction before an ionizing reaction is likely. The injected ions in the pressurized zone are deuterium ions. The ions are at an average energy of 600 kev and the pressure is 10/sup -//sup 6/ mm Hg. Relations for current of the ions is also given and discussed. The apparatus is described for forming the thermonuclear plasma within a confining magnetic field. (N.W.R.)},
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