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Title: Dual-function magnetic structure for toroidal plasma devices

Abstract

This invention relates to a support system wherein the iron core and yoke of the plasma current system of a tokamak plasma containment device is redesigned to support the forces of the magnet coils. The containment rings, which occupy very valuable space around the magnet coils, are utilized to serve as yokes for the core such that the conventional yoke is eliminated. The overall result is an improved aspect ratio, reduction in structure, smaller overall size, and improved access to the plasma ring.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Kingston, TN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863125
Patent Number(s):
US 4098643
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
dual-function; magnetic; structure; toroidal; plasma; devices; relates; support; iron; core; yoke; current; tokamak; containment; device; redesigned; forces; magnet; coils; rings; occupy; valuable; space; utilized; serve; yokes; conventional; eliminated; overall; result; improved; aspect; ratio; reduction; size; access; magnet coils; plasma devices; plasma current; aspect ratio; toroidal plasma; plasma containment; tokamak plasma; containment device; plasma device; magnetic structure; /376/335/336/

Citation Formats

Brown, Robert L. Dual-function magnetic structure for toroidal plasma devices. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Brown, Robert L. Dual-function magnetic structure for toroidal plasma devices. United States.
Brown, Robert L. Sun . "Dual-function magnetic structure for toroidal plasma devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863125.
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author = {Brown, Robert L},
abstractNote = {This invention relates to a support system wherein the iron core and yoke of the plasma current system of a tokamak plasma containment device is redesigned to support the forces of the magnet coils. The containment rings, which occupy very valuable space around the magnet coils, are utilized to serve as yokes for the core such that the conventional yoke is eliminated. The overall result is an improved aspect ratio, reduction in structure, smaller overall size, and improved access to the plasma ring.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/863125}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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