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Title: Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas

Abstract

A large toroidal vacuum chamber for plasma generation and confinement is lined with a toroidal blanket for shielding using modules segmented in the toroidal direction. To provide passive stabilization in the same manner as a conductive vacuum chamber wall, saddle-shaped conductor loops are provided on blanket modules centered on a midplane of the toroidal chamber with horizontal conductive bars above and below the midplane, and vertical conductive legs on opposite sides of each module to provide return current paths between the upper and lower horizontal conductive bars. The close proximity of the vertical legs provided on adjacent modules without making physical contact cancel the electromagnetic field of adjacent vertical legs. The conductive bars spaced equally above and below the midplane simulate toroidal conductive loops or hoops that are continuous, for vertical stabilization of the plasma even though they are actually segmented. 4 figs.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Atomics, San Diego, CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5618086
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7431365
Application Number:
ON: DE91011669; PPN: US 7-431365
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AA03-84SF00100
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA; STABILIZATION; TOKAMAK TYPE REACTORS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; MAGNET COILS; DIAGRAMS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PERFORMANCE; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; PLASMA PRODUCTION; POSITIONING; SHIELDING; VACUUM SYSTEMS; CONFINEMENT; ELECTRIC COILS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; 700202* - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Magnet Coils & Fields

Citation Formats

Leuer, J A. Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Leuer, J A. Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas. United States.
Leuer, J A. 1989. "Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas". United States.
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abstractNote = {A large toroidal vacuum chamber for plasma generation and confinement is lined with a toroidal blanket for shielding using modules segmented in the toroidal direction. To provide passive stabilization in the same manner as a conductive vacuum chamber wall, saddle-shaped conductor loops are provided on blanket modules centered on a midplane of the toroidal chamber with horizontal conductive bars above and below the midplane, and vertical conductive legs on opposite sides of each module to provide return current paths between the upper and lower horizontal conductive bars. The close proximity of the vertical legs provided on adjacent modules without making physical contact cancel the electromagnetic field of adjacent vertical legs. The conductive bars spaced equally above and below the midplane simulate toroidal conductive loops or hoops that are continuous, for vertical stabilization of the plasma even though they are actually segmented. 4 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {11}
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