skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR

Abstract

A plasma generating and heating device is described which comprises a ceramic torus with exterior layers of a thick metal membrane and a metallic coil. In operation, the coil generates a B/sub z/ field prior to the formation of an enclosing plasma sheath. Diffusion of the trapped magnetic field outward through the plasma sheath causes enhanced heating, particularly after the sheath has been pinched. (D.L.C.)

Inventors:
; ; ;
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4816162
Patent Number(s):
3016342
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
NSA Number:
NSA-16-004942
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CERAMICS; COILS; CONFINEMENT; DIFFUSION; HEATING; LAYERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; MEMBRANES; METALS; PINCH; PLANNING; PLASMA; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; THICKNESS; TORUS; TRAPS

Citation Formats

Tuck, J L, Kruskal, M, Colgate, S A, and Rosenbluth, M N. CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Tuck, J L, Kruskal, M, Colgate, S A, & Rosenbluth, M N. CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR. United States.
Tuck, J L, Kruskal, M, Colgate, S A, and Rosenbluth, M N. Mon . "CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR". United States.
@article{osti_4816162,
title = {CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR},
author = {Tuck, J L and Kruskal, M and Colgate, S A and Rosenbluth, M N},
abstractNote = {A plasma generating and heating device is described which comprises a ceramic torus with exterior layers of a thick metal membrane and a metallic coil. In operation, the coil generates a B/sub z/ field prior to the formation of an enclosing plasma sheath. Diffusion of the trapped magnetic field outward through the plasma sheath causes enhanced heating, particularly after the sheath has been pinched. (D.L.C.)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {1}
}