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Title: Use of /sup 3/He/sup + +/ ICRF minority heating to simulate alpha particle heating

Abstract

It is an object of the present invention to provide a better understanding of alpha particle behavior in a magnetically confined, energetic plasma. Another object of the present invention is to provide an improved means and method for studying and measuring the energy distribution of heated alpha particles in a confined plasma. Yet another object of the present invention is to permit detailed analysis of energetic alpha particle behavior in a magnetically confined plasma for use in near term fusion reactor experiments. A still further object of the present invention is to simulate energetic alpha particle behavior in a deuterium-tritium plasma confined in a fusion reactor without producing the neutron activation associated with the thus produced alpha particles.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6756929
Application Number:
ON: DE84014309
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-036956; EDB-84-123356
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA HEATING; ALPHA PARTICLES; ENERGY SPECTRA; HELIUM 3; ICR HEATING; SIMULATION; CHARGED PARTICLES; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; HEATING; HELIUM ISOTOPES; HIGH-FREQUENCY HEATING; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; NUCLEI; SPECTRA; STABLE ISOTOPES 700101* -- Fusion Energy-- Plasma Research-- Confinement, Heating, & Production

Citation Formats

Post, D.E. Jr., Hwang, D.Q., and Hovey, J. Use of /sup 3/He/sup + +/ ICRF minority heating to simulate alpha particle heating. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Post, D.E. Jr., Hwang, D.Q., & Hovey, J. Use of /sup 3/He/sup + +/ ICRF minority heating to simulate alpha particle heating. United States.
Post, D.E. Jr., Hwang, D.Q., and Hovey, J. Wed . "Use of /sup 3/He/sup + +/ ICRF minority heating to simulate alpha particle heating". United States.
@article{osti_6756929,
title = {Use of /sup 3/He/sup + +/ ICRF minority heating to simulate alpha particle heating},
author = {Post, D.E. Jr. and Hwang, D.Q. and Hovey, J.},
abstractNote = {It is an object of the present invention to provide a better understanding of alpha particle behavior in a magnetically confined, energetic plasma. Another object of the present invention is to provide an improved means and method for studying and measuring the energy distribution of heated alpha particles in a confined plasma. Yet another object of the present invention is to permit detailed analysis of energetic alpha particle behavior in a magnetically confined plasma for use in near term fusion reactor experiments. A still further object of the present invention is to simulate energetic alpha particle behavior in a deuterium-tritium plasma confined in a fusion reactor without producing the neutron activation associated with the thus produced alpha particles.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {11}
}