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Title: PYROTRON WITH TRANSLATIONAL CLOSURE FIELDS

Abstract

Circuit means is described for effecting inward transla- ' tory motion of the intensified terminal reflector field regions of a magnetic mirror plasma containment field with a simultaneous intensification of the over-all field configuration. The circuit includes a segmented magnetic field generating solenoid and sequentially actuated switch means to consecutively short-circuit the solenoid segments and place charged capacitor banks in shunt with the segments in an appropriate correlated sequence such that electrical energy is transferred inwardly between adjacent segments from the opposite ends of the solenoid. The resulting magnetic field is effective in both radially and axially adiabatically compressing a plasma in a reaction chamber disposed concentrically within the solenoid. In addition, one half of the circuit may be employed to unidirectionally accelerate plasma. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4807676
Patent Number(s):
3015748
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-004940
NSA Number:
NSA-16-004940
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ADIABATIC PROCESSES; CAPACITORS; CIRCUITS; COILS; CONFIGURATION; CONFINEMENT; ENERGY; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; MOTION; PLANNING; PLASMA; PRESSURE; PYROTRON; REFLECTORS; SWITCHES; THERMODYNAMICS; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Hartwig, E.C., Cummings, D.B., and Post, R.F. PYROTRON WITH TRANSLATIONAL CLOSURE FIELDS. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Hartwig, E.C., Cummings, D.B., & Post, R.F. PYROTRON WITH TRANSLATIONAL CLOSURE FIELDS. United States.
Hartwig, E.C., Cummings, D.B., and Post, R.F. Mon . "PYROTRON WITH TRANSLATIONAL CLOSURE FIELDS". United States.
@article{osti_4807676,
title = {PYROTRON WITH TRANSLATIONAL CLOSURE FIELDS},
author = {Hartwig, E.C. and Cummings, D.B. and Post, R.F.},
abstractNote = {Circuit means is described for effecting inward transla- ' tory motion of the intensified terminal reflector field regions of a magnetic mirror plasma containment field with a simultaneous intensification of the over-all field configuration. The circuit includes a segmented magnetic field generating solenoid and sequentially actuated switch means to consecutively short-circuit the solenoid segments and place charged capacitor banks in shunt with the segments in an appropriate correlated sequence such that electrical energy is transferred inwardly between adjacent segments from the opposite ends of the solenoid. The resulting magnetic field is effective in both radially and axially adiabatically compressing a plasma in a reaction chamber disposed concentrically within the solenoid. In addition, one half of the circuit may be employed to unidirectionally accelerate plasma. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {1}
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