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Title: Linear magnetic fusion: summary of Seattle workshop

Abstract

The linear-geometry magnetic confinement concept is among the oldest used in the study of high-temperature plasmas. However, it has generally been discounted as a suitable approach for demonstrating controlled thermonuclear fusion because rapid losses from the plasma column ends necessitate very long devices. Further, the losses and how to overcome them have not yet received parametric experimental study, nor do facilities exist with which such definitive experiments could be performed. Nonetheless, the important positive attribute, simplicity, together with the appearance of several ideas for reducing end losses have provided motivation for continued research on linear magnetic fusion (LMF). These motivations led to the LMF workshop, held in Seattle, March 9--11, 1977, which explored the potential of LMF as an alternate approach to fusion. A broad range of LMF aspects were addressed, including radial and axial losses, stability and equilibrium, heating, technology, and reactor considerations. The conclusions drawn at the workshop are summarized.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. (USA). Div. of Magnetic Fusion Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
5107416
Report Number(s):
CONF-770386-(Summ.)
TRN: 78-008885
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on linear magnetic fusion, Seattle, WA, USA, 9 Mar 1977
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LINEAR PINCH DEVICES; MEETINGS; PLANNING; ELECTRON BEAM INJECTION; ENERGY LOSSES; LASER-RADIATION HEATING; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SHOCK HEATING; BEAM INJECTION; CONFINEMENT; HEATING; OPEN PLASMA DEVICES; PINCH DEVICES; PLASMA HEATING; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; 700200* - Fusion Energy- Fusion Power Plant Technology

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None. Linear magnetic fusion: summary of Seattle workshop. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
None. Linear magnetic fusion: summary of Seattle workshop. United States.
None. Thu . "Linear magnetic fusion: summary of Seattle workshop". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5107416.
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