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Title: TRAVELING WAVE PYROTRON

Abstract

The invention relates to a pyrotron, i.e., magnetic mirror device, designed for continuous operation in producing a high-temperature fusion reaction plasma and for directly converting the plasma energy into electrical power. The device utilizes a system in which an axially symmetric magnetic field is produced and transports plasma through a first zone of progressively rising field intensity, a second reaction zone of slowly increasing intensity, and thenceforth through a third zone of progressively decreasing intensity wherein the plasma expands against the magnetic field thereby producing electrical current in magnetic field generating solenoids associated with said third zone. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4665535
Patent Number(s):
3093569
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-026740
NSA Number:
NSA-17-026740
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CONFIGURATION; CONVERSION; CURRENTS; ENERGY; HIGH TEMPERATURE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; OPERATION; PLANNING; PLASMA; POWER PLANTS; PYROTRON; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS

Citation Formats

Post, R.F. TRAVELING WAVE PYROTRON. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Post, R.F. TRAVELING WAVE PYROTRON. United States.
Post, R.F. Tue . "TRAVELING WAVE PYROTRON". United States.
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title = {TRAVELING WAVE PYROTRON},
author = {Post, R.F.},
abstractNote = {The invention relates to a pyrotron, i.e., magnetic mirror device, designed for continuous operation in producing a high-temperature fusion reaction plasma and for directly converting the plasma energy into electrical power. The device utilizes a system in which an axially symmetric magnetic field is produced and transports plasma through a first zone of progressively rising field intensity, a second reaction zone of slowly increasing intensity, and thenceforth through a third zone of progressively decreasing intensity wherein the plasma expands against the magnetic field thereby producing electrical current in magnetic field generating solenoids associated with said third zone. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {6}
}