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Title: High-energy plasma generator using radio-frequency and neutral beam power

Abstract

An apparatus for generating a highly energetic plasma employs a low-energy neutral beam injected into a magnetically contained mirror plasma to produce plasma ions boosted in energy to fusion levels by a coordinated radiofrequency field.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1805689
Patent Number(s):
10966310
Application Number:
16/839,780
Assignee:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) (Madison, WI)
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0002322
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/03/2020
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Forest, Cary Brett, Anderson, Jay Keith, Wallace, John Philip, Harvey, Raymond Scott, and Petrov, Yuri V. High-energy plasma generator using radio-frequency and neutral beam power. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Forest, Cary Brett, Anderson, Jay Keith, Wallace, John Philip, Harvey, Raymond Scott, & Petrov, Yuri V. High-energy plasma generator using radio-frequency and neutral beam power. United States.
Forest, Cary Brett, Anderson, Jay Keith, Wallace, John Philip, Harvey, Raymond Scott, and Petrov, Yuri V. Tue . "High-energy plasma generator using radio-frequency and neutral beam power". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805689.
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