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Title: Magnetocumulative generator

Abstract

An improved magnetocumulative generator is described that is useful for producing magnetic fields of very high energy content over large spatial volumes. The polar directed pleated magnetocumulative generator has a housing providing a housing chamber with an electrically conducting surface. The chamber forms a coaxial system having a small radius portion and a large radius portion. When a magnetic field is injected into the chamber, from an external source, most of the magnetic flux associated therewith positions itself in the small radius portion. The propagation of an explosive detonation through high-explosive layers disposed adjacent to the housing causes a phased closure of the chamber which sweeps most of the magnetic flux into the large radius portion of the coaxial system. The energy content of the magnetic field is greatly increased by flux stretching as well as by flux compression. The energy enhanced magnetic field is utilized within the housing chamber itself.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6461277
Application Number:
ON: DE83006849
Assignee:
ERA-08-018424; EDB-83-051182
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MAGNETIC FLUX; AMPLIFIERS; EXPLOSIONS; FLUX DENSITY; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Pettibone, J.S., and Wheeler, P.C. Magnetocumulative generator. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Pettibone, J.S., & Wheeler, P.C. Magnetocumulative generator. United States.
Pettibone, J.S., and Wheeler, P.C. Mon . "Magnetocumulative generator". United States.
@article{osti_6461277,
title = {Magnetocumulative generator},
author = {Pettibone, J.S. and Wheeler, P.C.},
abstractNote = {An improved magnetocumulative generator is described that is useful for producing magnetic fields of very high energy content over large spatial volumes. The polar directed pleated magnetocumulative generator has a housing providing a housing chamber with an electrically conducting surface. The chamber forms a coaxial system having a small radius portion and a large radius portion. When a magnetic field is injected into the chamber, from an external source, most of the magnetic flux associated therewith positions itself in the small radius portion. The propagation of an explosive detonation through high-explosive layers disposed adjacent to the housing causes a phased closure of the chamber which sweeps most of the magnetic flux into the large radius portion of the coaxial system. The energy content of the magnetic field is greatly increased by flux stretching as well as by flux compression. The energy enhanced magnetic field is utilized within the housing chamber itself.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {6}
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