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Title: CO-AXIAL DISCHARGES

Abstract

A method and apparatus are given for producing coaxial arc discharges in an evacuated enclosure and within a strong, confining magnetic field. The arcs are maintained at a high potential difference. Electrons will diffuse to the more positive arc from the negative arc, and positive ions will diffuse from the more positive arc to the negative arc. Coaxial arc discharges have the advantage that ions which return to strike the positive arc discharge will lose no energy since they do not strike a solid wall or electrode. Those discharges are useful in confining an ionized plasma between the discharges, and have the advantage of preventing impurities from the walls of the enclosure from entering ihe plasma area because of the arc barrier set up bv the cylindrical outer arc.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4107770
Patent Number(s):
2961558
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-008233
NSA Number:
NSA-15-008233
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; BARRIERS; CONFIGURATION; CONFINEMENT; DIFFUSION; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRONS; ENERGY; IMPURITIES; IONS; LOSSES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PLANNING; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES

Citation Formats

Luce, J.S., and Smith, L.P. CO-AXIAL DISCHARGES. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Luce, J.S., & Smith, L.P. CO-AXIAL DISCHARGES. United States.
Luce, J.S., and Smith, L.P. Tue . "CO-AXIAL DISCHARGES". United States.
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title = {CO-AXIAL DISCHARGES},
author = {Luce, J.S. and Smith, L.P.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are given for producing coaxial arc discharges in an evacuated enclosure and within a strong, confining magnetic field. The arcs are maintained at a high potential difference. Electrons will diffuse to the more positive arc from the negative arc, and positive ions will diffuse from the more positive arc to the negative arc. Coaxial arc discharges have the advantage that ions which return to strike the positive arc discharge will lose no energy since they do not strike a solid wall or electrode. Those discharges are useful in confining an ionized plasma between the discharges, and have the advantage of preventing impurities from the walls of the enclosure from entering ihe plasma area because of the arc barrier set up bv the cylindrical outer arc.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {11}
}