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Title: SUPERFAST THERMALIZATION OF PLASMA

Abstract

A method is given for the superfast thermalization of plasma by shock conversion of the kinetic energy stored in rotating plasma rings or plasmoids colliding at near supersonic speeds in a containment field to heat energy in the resultant confined plasma mass. The method includes means for generating rotating plasmoids at the opposite ends of a Pyrotron or Astron containment field. The plasmoids are magnetically accelerated towards each other into the opposite ends of time containment field. During acceleration of the plasmoids toward the center of the containment field, the intensity of the field is sequentially increased to adiabatically compress the plasmoids and increase the plasma energy. The plasmoids hence collide with a violent shock at the eenter of the containment field, causing the substantial kinetic energy stored in the plasmoids to be converted to heat in the resultant plasma mass. (AEC)

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4839771
Patent Number(s):
US 3039014
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
NSA Number:
NSA-16-019880
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ASTRON; COLLISIONS; CONFINEMENT; ELECTRON BEAMS; ENERGY; HEATING; INTERACTIONS; LAYERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; PLANNING; PLASMA; PLASMOIDS; PRESSURE; PYROTRON; ROTATION; SHOCK WAVES; STORAGE; THERMODYNAMICS; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TORUS; ULTRASONICS; VARIATIONS; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Chang, C C. SUPERFAST THERMALIZATION OF PLASMA. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Chang, C C. SUPERFAST THERMALIZATION OF PLASMA. United States.
Chang, C C. Tue . "SUPERFAST THERMALIZATION OF PLASMA". United States.
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title = {SUPERFAST THERMALIZATION OF PLASMA},
author = {Chang, C C},
abstractNote = {A method is given for the superfast thermalization of plasma by shock conversion of the kinetic energy stored in rotating plasma rings or plasmoids colliding at near supersonic speeds in a containment field to heat energy in the resultant confined plasma mass. The method includes means for generating rotating plasmoids at the opposite ends of a Pyrotron or Astron containment field. The plasmoids are magnetically accelerated towards each other into the opposite ends of time containment field. During acceleration of the plasmoids toward the center of the containment field, the intensity of the field is sequentially increased to adiabatically compress the plasmoids and increase the plasma energy. The plasmoids hence collide with a violent shock at the eenter of the containment field, causing the substantial kinetic energy stored in the plasmoids to be converted to heat in the resultant plasma mass. (AEC)},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/4839771}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {6}
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