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Title: PLASMA GENERATOR

Abstract

This invention is a magnetohydrodynamic device for generating a highly ionized ion-electron plasma at a region remote from electrodes and structural members, thus avoiding contamination of the plasma. The apparatus utilizes a closed, gas-filled, cylindrical housing in which an axially directed magnetic field is provided. At one end of the housing, a short cylindrical electrode is disposed coaxially around a short axial inner electrode. A radial electrical discharge is caused to occur between the inner and outer electrodes, creating a rotating hydromagnetic ionization wave that propagates aiong the magnetic field lines toward the opposite end of the housing. A shorting switch connected between the electrodes prevents the wave from striking the opposite end of the housing. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4632108
Patent Number(s):
3104345
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-036831
NSA Number:
NSA-17-036831
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ALFVEN WAVES; CONFIGURATION; CYLINDERS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRODES; ELECTRONS; GASES; GENERATORS; IONIZATION; IONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; PLANNING; PLASMA; PLASMA WAVES; ROTATION; SWITCHES; TUBES

Citation Formats

Wilcox, J.M., and Baker, W.R. PLASMA GENERATOR. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Wilcox, J.M., & Baker, W.R. PLASMA GENERATOR. United States.
Wilcox, J.M., and Baker, W.R. Tue . "PLASMA GENERATOR". United States.
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title = {PLASMA GENERATOR},
author = {Wilcox, J.M. and Baker, W.R.},
abstractNote = {This invention is a magnetohydrodynamic device for generating a highly ionized ion-electron plasma at a region remote from electrodes and structural members, thus avoiding contamination of the plasma. The apparatus utilizes a closed, gas-filled, cylindrical housing in which an axially directed magnetic field is provided. At one end of the housing, a short cylindrical electrode is disposed coaxially around a short axial inner electrode. A radial electrical discharge is caused to occur between the inner and outer electrodes, creating a rotating hydromagnetic ionization wave that propagates aiong the magnetic field lines toward the opposite end of the housing. A shorting switch connected between the electrodes prevents the wave from striking the opposite end of the housing. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {9}
}