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Title: Wave-driven Countercurrent Plasma Centrifuge

Abstract

A method for driving rotation and a countercurrent flow in a fully ionized plasma centrifuge is described. The rotation is produced by radiofrequency waves near the cyclotron resonance. The wave energy is transferred into potential energy in a manner similar to the α channeling effect. The countercurrent flow may also be driven by radiofrequency waves. By driving both the rotation and the flow pattern using waves instead of electrodes, physical and engineering issues may be avoided.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
951314
Report Number(s):
PPPL-4397
TRN: US0902236
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-ACO2-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CHANNELING; CYCLOTRON RESONANCE; ELECTRODES; PLASMA CENTRIFUGES; POTENTIAL ENERGY; ROTATION; Wave Interaction, Particles; Rotating Plasmas; Magnetic Mirrors

Citation Formats

A.J. Fetterman and N.J. Fisch. Wave-driven Countercurrent Plasma Centrifuge. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.2172/951314.
A.J. Fetterman and N.J. Fisch. Wave-driven Countercurrent Plasma Centrifuge. United States. doi:10.2172/951314.
A.J. Fetterman and N.J. Fisch. Fri . "Wave-driven Countercurrent Plasma Centrifuge". United States. doi:10.2172/951314. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/951314.
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author = {A.J. Fetterman and N.J. Fisch},
abstractNote = {A method for driving rotation and a countercurrent flow in a fully ionized plasma centrifuge is described. The rotation is produced by radiofrequency waves near the cyclotron resonance. The wave energy is transferred into potential energy in a manner similar to the α channeling effect. The countercurrent flow may also be driven by radiofrequency waves. By driving both the rotation and the flow pattern using waves instead of electrodes, physical and engineering issues may be avoided.},
doi = {10.2172/951314},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 20 00:00:00 EDT 2009},
month = {Fri Mar 20 00:00:00 EDT 2009}
}

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