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Title: HIGH ENERGY GASEOUS PLASMA CONTAINMENT DEVICE

Abstract

An apparatus is presenied for producing neutrons as a result of collisions between ions in high temperature plasmas. The invention resides in the particular arrangement of ihe device whereby ihe magneiic and electric fields are made to cross at substantially right angles in several places along a torus shaped containment vessel. A plasma of deuterium gas is generated in the vessel under the electric fields and is "trapped" in any one of the "crossed field" regions to produce a release of energy.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4252842
Patent Number(s):
2868991
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-013398
NSA Number:
NSA-13-013398
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CONTROLLED THERMONUCLEAR PROCESSES; CONFIGURATION; CONFINEMENT; DEUTERIUM; ELECTRIC FIELDS; GASES; HIGH TEMPERATURE; INTERACTIONS; IONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; NEUTRONS; PLANNING; PLASMA; POWER; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TORUS; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Josephson, V., and Hammel, J.E. HIGH ENERGY GASEOUS PLASMA CONTAINMENT DEVICE. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Josephson, V., & Hammel, J.E. HIGH ENERGY GASEOUS PLASMA CONTAINMENT DEVICE. United States.
Josephson, V., and Hammel, J.E. Tue . "HIGH ENERGY GASEOUS PLASMA CONTAINMENT DEVICE". United States.
@article{osti_4252842,
title = {HIGH ENERGY GASEOUS PLASMA CONTAINMENT DEVICE},
author = {Josephson, V. and Hammel, J.E.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus is presenied for producing neutrons as a result of collisions between ions in high temperature plasmas. The invention resides in the particular arrangement of ihe device whereby ihe magneiic and electric fields are made to cross at substantially right angles in several places along a torus shaped containment vessel. A plasma of deuterium gas is generated in the vessel under the electric fields and is "trapped" in any one of the "crossed field" regions to produce a release of energy.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {1}
}