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Title: Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas

Abstract

A large toroidal vacuum chamber for plasma generation and confinement is lined with a toroidal blanket for shielding using modules segmented in the toroidal direction. To provide passive stabilization in the same manner as a conductive vacuum chamber wall, saddle-shaped conductor loops are provided on blanket modules centered on a midplane of the toroidal chamber with horizontal conductive bars above and below the midplane, and vertical conductive legs on opposite sides of each module to provide return current paths between the upper and lower horizontal conductive bars. The close proximity of the vertical legs provided on adjacent modules without making physical contact cancel the electromagnetic field of adjacent vertical legs. The conductive bars spaced equally above and below the midplane simulate toroidal conductive loops or hoops that are continuous, for vertical stabilization of the plasma even though they are actually segmented. 5 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GA Technologies Inc
OSTI Identifier:
7262995
Patent Number(s):
4921661 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-431365
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) OAK; EDB-94-120958
DOE Contract Number:  
AA03-84SF00100
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 3 Nov 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; Ma; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DESIGN; PLASMA; STABILIZATION; BREEDING BLANKETS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS; MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT; PLASMA PRODUCTION; POSITIONING; TOROIDAL CONFIGURATION; VACUUM SYSTEMS; ANNULAR SPACE; CLOSED CONFIGURATIONS; CONFIGURATION; CONFINEMENT; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; REACTOR COMPONENTS; SPACE; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; 700480* - Fusion Technology- Component Development; Materials Studies- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Leuer, J.A. Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Leuer, J.A. Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas. United States.
Leuer, J.A. Tue . "Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas". United States.
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abstractNote = {A large toroidal vacuum chamber for plasma generation and confinement is lined with a toroidal blanket for shielding using modules segmented in the toroidal direction. To provide passive stabilization in the same manner as a conductive vacuum chamber wall, saddle-shaped conductor loops are provided on blanket modules centered on a midplane of the toroidal chamber with horizontal conductive bars above and below the midplane, and vertical conductive legs on opposite sides of each module to provide return current paths between the upper and lower horizontal conductive bars. The close proximity of the vertical legs provided on adjacent modules without making physical contact cancel the electromagnetic field of adjacent vertical legs. The conductive bars spaced equally above and below the midplane simulate toroidal conductive loops or hoops that are continuous, for vertical stabilization of the plasma even though they are actually segmented. 5 figs.},
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