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Title: ROTATING PLASMA DEVICE

Abstract

ABS>A method and device are described for obtaining fusion reactions. The basic concept is that of using crossed electric and magnetic fields to induce a plasma rotation in which the ionized particles follow a circumferential drift orbit on wldch a cyclotron mode of motion is superimposed, the net result being a cycloidal motion about the axis of symmetry. The discharge tube has a radial electric field and a longitudinal magnetic field. Mirror machine geometry is utilized. The device avoids reliance on the pinch effect and its associated instability problems. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4832897
Patent Number(s):
3004767
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16B - DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
NSA Number:
NSA-15-031761
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CONFIGURATION; CYCLOTRONS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; IONIZATION; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; MOTION; ORBITS; PARTICLES; PINCH; PLANNING; PLASMA; ROTATION; STABILITY; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS

Citation Formats

Boyer, K, Hammel, J E, Longmire, C L, Nagle, D E, Ribe, F L, and Tuck, J L. ROTATING PLASMA DEVICE. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Boyer, K, Hammel, J E, Longmire, C L, Nagle, D E, Ribe, F L, & Tuck, J L. ROTATING PLASMA DEVICE. United States.
Boyer, K, Hammel, J E, Longmire, C L, Nagle, D E, Ribe, F L, and Tuck, J L. Tue . "ROTATING PLASMA DEVICE". United States.
@article{osti_4832897,
title = {ROTATING PLASMA DEVICE},
author = {Boyer, K and Hammel, J E and Longmire, C L and Nagle, D E and Ribe, F L and Tuck, J L},
abstractNote = {ABS>A method and device are described for obtaining fusion reactions. The basic concept is that of using crossed electric and magnetic fields to induce a plasma rotation in which the ionized particles follow a circumferential drift orbit on wldch a cyclotron mode of motion is superimposed, the net result being a cycloidal motion about the axis of symmetry. The discharge tube has a radial electric field and a longitudinal magnetic field. Mirror machine geometry is utilized. The device avoids reliance on the pinch effect and its associated instability problems. (AEC)},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {10}
}