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Title: Apparatus and method for removing particle species from fusion-plasma-confinement devices

Abstract

In a mirror fusion plasma confinement apparatus, method and apparatus are provided for selectively removing (pumping) trapped low energy (thermal) particle species from the end cell region, without removing the still useful high energy particle species, and without requiring large power input to accomplish the pumping. Perturbation magnets are placed in the thermal barrier region of the end cell region at the turning point characteristic of trapped thermal particles, thus deflecting the thermal particles from their closed trajectory, causing them to drift sufficiently to exit the thermal barrier.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5182724
Application Number:
ON: DE82016116
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-07-048863; EDB-82-135433
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; MAGNETIC MIRROR TYPE REACTORS; SPECIFICATIONS; IMPURITIES; MAGNET COILS; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; VACUUM SYSTEMS; CONFINEMENT; ELECTRIC COILS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; 700200* - Fusion Energy- Fusion Power Plant Technology

Citation Formats

Hamilton, G.W. Apparatus and method for removing particle species from fusion-plasma-confinement devices. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Hamilton, G.W. Apparatus and method for removing particle species from fusion-plasma-confinement devices. United States.
Hamilton, G.W. Mon . "Apparatus and method for removing particle species from fusion-plasma-confinement devices". United States.
@article{osti_5182724,
title = {Apparatus and method for removing particle species from fusion-plasma-confinement devices},
author = {Hamilton, G.W.},
abstractNote = {In a mirror fusion plasma confinement apparatus, method and apparatus are provided for selectively removing (pumping) trapped low energy (thermal) particle species from the end cell region, without removing the still useful high energy particle species, and without requiring large power input to accomplish the pumping. Perturbation magnets are placed in the thermal barrier region of the end cell region at the turning point characteristic of trapped thermal particles, thus deflecting the thermal particles from their closed trajectory, causing them to drift sufficiently to exit the thermal barrier.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {10}
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