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Title: Method of controlling fusion reaction rates

Abstract

A method of controlling the reaction rates of the fuel atoms in a fusion reactor comprises the step of polarizing the nuclei of the fuel atoms in a particular direction relative to the plasma confining magnetic field. Fusion reaction rates can be increased or decreased, and the direction of emission of the reaction products can be controlled, depending on the choice of polarization direction.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176577
Patent Number(s):
H000446
Application Number:
06/854667
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76-CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1986 Apr 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; statutory invention registration

Citation Formats

Kulsrud, Russell M., Furth, Harold P., Valeo, Ernest J., and Goldhaber, Maurice. Method of controlling fusion reaction rates. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Kulsrud, Russell M., Furth, Harold P., Valeo, Ernest J., & Goldhaber, Maurice. Method of controlling fusion reaction rates. United States.
Kulsrud, Russell M., Furth, Harold P., Valeo, Ernest J., and Goldhaber, Maurice. Tue . "Method of controlling fusion reaction rates". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176577.
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