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Title: DESTRUCTION OF NEUTRAL PARTICLES IN A DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A HIGH DENSITY PLASMA

Abstract

A method and apparatus are described for burning out neutral particles in an evacuated region and within a strong magnetic field. The method comprises injecting energetic molecular ions into the region perpendicular to the magnetic field and into the path of a dissociating, energetic arc discharge, the atomic ions formed in the dissociating process being trapped by the magnetic field, and then increasing the value of the trapped atomic ion current to such a value that the neutral particles are destroyed faster than they are formed, thereby causing a dense, energetic plasma to be built up and sustained by the magnetic field. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4786420
Patent Number(s):
3032490
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-017218
NSA Number:
NSA-16-017218
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ATOMS; BURNOUT; CONFINEMENT; CURRENTS; DECOMPOSITION; DENSITY; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ENERGY RANGE; GASES; INJECTION; ION BEAMS; IONIZATION; KEV RANGE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; MOLECULES; PLANNING; PLASMA; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TRAPS

Citation Formats

Simon, A. DESTRUCTION OF NEUTRAL PARTICLES IN A DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A HIGH DENSITY PLASMA. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Simon, A. DESTRUCTION OF NEUTRAL PARTICLES IN A DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A HIGH DENSITY PLASMA. United States.
Simon, A. Tue . "DESTRUCTION OF NEUTRAL PARTICLES IN A DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A HIGH DENSITY PLASMA". United States.
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title = {DESTRUCTION OF NEUTRAL PARTICLES IN A DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A HIGH DENSITY PLASMA},
author = {Simon, A.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are described for burning out neutral particles in an evacuated region and within a strong magnetic field. The method comprises injecting energetic molecular ions into the region perpendicular to the magnetic field and into the path of a dissociating, energetic arc discharge, the atomic ions formed in the dissociating process being trapped by the magnetic field, and then increasing the value of the trapped atomic ion current to such a value that the neutral particles are destroyed faster than they are formed, thereby causing a dense, energetic plasma to be built up and sustained by the magnetic field. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {5}
}