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Title: Device and method for electron beam heating of a high density plasma

Abstract

A device and method for relativistic electron beam heating of a high density plasma in a small localized region are described. A relativistic electron beam generator produces a high voltage electron beam which propagates along a vacuum drift tube and is modulated to initiate electron bunching within the beam. The beam is then directed through a low density gas chamber which provides isolation between the vacuum modulator and the relativistic electron beam target. The relativistic beam is then applied to a high density target plasma which typically comprises DT, DD, hydrogen boron or similar thermonuclear gas at a density of 10/sup 17/ to 10/sup 20/.

Inventors:
OSTI Identifier:
5272193
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-05-031329; EDB-80-092712
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BEAM INJECTION HEATING; BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS; ELECTRON BEAM INJECTION; TARGETS; THERMONUCLEAR FUELS; BEAM INJECTION; FUELS; HEATING; PLASMA HEATING; 700101* - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Confinement, Heating, & Production

Citation Formats

Thode, L E. Device and method for electron beam heating of a high density plasma. United States: N. p., Web.
Thode, L E. Device and method for electron beam heating of a high density plasma. United States.
Thode, L E. . "Device and method for electron beam heating of a high density plasma". United States.
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