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Title: MAGNETIC END CLOSURES FOR PLASMA CONFINING AND HEATING DEVICES

Abstract

More effective magnetic closure field regions for various open-ended containment magnetic fields used in fusion reactor devices are provided by several spaced, coaxially-aligned solenoids utilized to produce a series of nodal field regions of uniform or, preferably, of incrementally increasing intensity separated by lower intensity regions outwardly from the ends of said containment zone. Plasma sources may also be provided to inject plasma into said lower intensity areas to increase plasma density therein. Plasma may then be transported, by plasma diffusion mechanisms provided by the nodal fields, into the containment field. With correlated plasma densities and nodal field spacings approximating the mean free partl cle collision path length in the zones between the nodal fields, optimum closure effectiveness is obtained. (AEC)

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4657279
Patent Number(s):
US 3101310
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-033221
NSA Number:
NSA-17-033221
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CHARGED PARTICLES; COILS; CONFIGURATION; CONFINEMENT; DENSITY; DIFFUSION; EFFICIENCY; HEATING; INJECTION; INTERACTIONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PLANNING; PLASMA; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES

Citation Formats

Post, R.F. MAGNETIC END CLOSURES FOR PLASMA CONFINING AND HEATING DEVICES. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Post, R.F. MAGNETIC END CLOSURES FOR PLASMA CONFINING AND HEATING DEVICES. United States.
Post, R.F. Tue . "MAGNETIC END CLOSURES FOR PLASMA CONFINING AND HEATING DEVICES". United States.
@article{osti_4657279,
title = {MAGNETIC END CLOSURES FOR PLASMA CONFINING AND HEATING DEVICES},
author = {Post, R.F.},
abstractNote = {More effective magnetic closure field regions for various open-ended containment magnetic fields used in fusion reactor devices are provided by several spaced, coaxially-aligned solenoids utilized to produce a series of nodal field regions of uniform or, preferably, of incrementally increasing intensity separated by lower intensity regions outwardly from the ends of said containment zone. Plasma sources may also be provided to inject plasma into said lower intensity areas to increase plasma density therein. Plasma may then be transported, by plasma diffusion mechanisms provided by the nodal fields, into the containment field. With correlated plasma densities and nodal field spacings approximating the mean free partl cle collision path length in the zones between the nodal fields, optimum closure effectiveness is obtained. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {8}
}