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Title: PLASMA HEATING AND CONFINING DEVICE

Abstract

ABS> A device is designed for generating, heating, and containing a very pure electrical plasma. Plasma purity is maintained by preventing the hot plasma from contacting insulators, which are a principal source of impurities in prior constructions. An insulator is disposed at each end of a pair of long coaxial cylinders forming an annular chamber therebetween. High voltage is applied between the cylinders and an axial magnetic field is created therethrough. At a middle position on the inner cylinder, a fastopening valve releases a quantity of gas into the chamber, and before the gas can diffuse to the distant insulators, a discharge occurs between the cylinders and plasma is formed in the central region of the chamber away from the insulators. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4805645
Patent Number(s):
3021272
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
NSA Number:
NSA-16-009548
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CONFIGURATION; CONFINEMENT; CYLINDERS; DIELECTRICS; DIFFUSION; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; GASES; HEATING; IMPURITIES; INJECTION; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PLANNING; PLASMA; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TORUS; VALVES; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Baker, W R, Bratenahl, Al, and Kunkel, W B. PLASMA HEATING AND CONFINING DEVICE. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Baker, W R, Bratenahl, Al, & Kunkel, W B. PLASMA HEATING AND CONFINING DEVICE. United States.
Baker, W R, Bratenahl, Al, and Kunkel, W B. Tue . "PLASMA HEATING AND CONFINING DEVICE". United States.
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abstractNote = {ABS> A device is designed for generating, heating, and containing a very pure electrical plasma. Plasma purity is maintained by preventing the hot plasma from contacting insulators, which are a principal source of impurities in prior constructions. An insulator is disposed at each end of a pair of long coaxial cylinders forming an annular chamber therebetween. High voltage is applied between the cylinders and an axial magnetic field is created therethrough. At a middle position on the inner cylinder, a fastopening valve releases a quantity of gas into the chamber, and before the gas can diffuse to the distant insulators, a discharge occurs between the cylinders and plasma is formed in the central region of the chamber away from the insulators. (AEC)},
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year = {1962},
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