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Title: PLASMA DEVICE

Abstract

A device is described for establishing and maintaining a high-energy, rotational plasma for use as a fast discharge capacitor. A disc-shaped, current- conducting plasma is formed in an axinl magnetic field and a crossed electric field, thereby creating rotational kinetic enengy in the plasma. Such energy stored in the rotation of the plasma disc is substantial and is convertible tc electrical energy by generator action in an output line electrically coupled to the plasma volume. Means are then provided for discharging the electrical energy into an external circuit coupled to the output line to produce a very large pulse having an extremely rapid rise time in the waveform thereof. (AE C)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4015580
Patent Number(s):
2997641
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-025556
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CAPACITORS; CIRCUITS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; GENERATORS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PLASMA; PLASMA WAVES; PULSES; ROTATION; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES

Citation Formats

Baker, W R. PLASMA DEVICE. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Baker, W R. PLASMA DEVICE. United States.
Baker, W R. Tue . "PLASMA DEVICE". United States.
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title = {PLASMA DEVICE},
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abstractNote = {A device is described for establishing and maintaining a high-energy, rotational plasma for use as a fast discharge capacitor. A disc-shaped, current- conducting plasma is formed in an axinl magnetic field and a crossed electric field, thereby creating rotational kinetic enengy in the plasma. Such energy stored in the rotation of the plasma disc is substantial and is convertible tc electrical energy by generator action in an output line electrically coupled to the plasma volume. Means are then provided for discharging the electrical energy into an external circuit coupled to the output line to produce a very large pulse having an extremely rapid rise time in the waveform thereof. (AE C)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {8}
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