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Title: Toroidal midplane neutral beam armor and plasma limiter

Abstract

This invention contemplates an armor shield/plasma limiter positioned upon the inner wall of a toroidal vacuum chamber within which is magnetically confined an energetic plasma in a tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. The armor shield/plasma limiter is thus of a general semi-toroidal shape and is comprised of a plurality of adjacent graphite plates positioned immediately adjacent to each other so as to form a continuous ring upon and around the toroidal chamber's inner wall and the reactor's midplane coil. Each plate has a generally semi-circular outer circumference and a recessed inner portion and is comprised of upper and lower half sections positioned immediately adjacent to one another along the midplane of the plate. With the upper and lower half sections thus joined, a channel or duct is provided within the midplane of the plate in which a magnetic flux loop is positioned. The magnetic flux loop is thus positioned immediately adjacent to the fusing toroidal plasma and serves as a diagnostic sensor with the armor shield/plasma limiter minimizing the amount of power from the energetic plasma as well as from the neutral particle beams heating the plasma incident upon the flux loop.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ., NJ (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5405049
Application Number:
ON: DE86013729
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-11-006755; EDB-86-141519
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; TOKAMAK DEVICES; LIMITERS; SHIELDING; NEUTRAL ATOM BEAM INJECTION; PLASMA; BEAM INJECTION; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; 700209* - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Component Development & Materials Testing

Citation Formats

Kugel, H.W., Hand, S.W. Jr., and Ksayian, H. Toroidal midplane neutral beam armor and plasma limiter. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Kugel, H.W., Hand, S.W. Jr., & Ksayian, H. Toroidal midplane neutral beam armor and plasma limiter. United States.
Kugel, H.W., Hand, S.W. Jr., and Ksayian, H. Fri . "Toroidal midplane neutral beam armor and plasma limiter". United States.
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title = {Toroidal midplane neutral beam armor and plasma limiter},
author = {Kugel, H.W. and Hand, S.W. Jr. and Ksayian, H.},
abstractNote = {This invention contemplates an armor shield/plasma limiter positioned upon the inner wall of a toroidal vacuum chamber within which is magnetically confined an energetic plasma in a tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. The armor shield/plasma limiter is thus of a general semi-toroidal shape and is comprised of a plurality of adjacent graphite plates positioned immediately adjacent to each other so as to form a continuous ring upon and around the toroidal chamber's inner wall and the reactor's midplane coil. Each plate has a generally semi-circular outer circumference and a recessed inner portion and is comprised of upper and lower half sections positioned immediately adjacent to one another along the midplane of the plate. With the upper and lower half sections thus joined, a channel or duct is provided within the midplane of the plate in which a magnetic flux loop is positioned. The magnetic flux loop is thus positioned immediately adjacent to the fusing toroidal plasma and serves as a diagnostic sensor with the armor shield/plasma limiter minimizing the amount of power from the energetic plasma as well as from the neutral particle beams heating the plasma incident upon the flux loop.},
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year = {1985},
month = {5}
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