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Title: Bumper wall for plasma device

Abstract

Operation of a plasma device such as a reactor for controlled thermonuclear fusion is facilitated by an improved bumper wall enclosing the plasma to smooth the flow of energy from the plasma as the energy impinges upon the bumper wall. The bumper wall is flexible to withstand unequal and severe thermal shocks and it is readily replaced at less expense than the cost of replacing structural material in the first wall and blanket that surround it.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Hinsdale, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862936
Patent Number(s):
4052999
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21B - FUSION REACTORS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bumper; wall; plasma; device; operation; reactor; controlled; thermonuclear; fusion; facilitated; improved; enclosing; smooth; flow; energy; impinges; flexible; withstand; unequal; severe; thermal; shocks; readily; replaced; expense; cost; replacing; structural; material; blanket; surround; nuclear fusion; structural material; thermal shock; plasma device; thermonuclear fusion; bumper wall; wall enclosing; controlled thermonuclear; /138/376/976/

Citation Formats

Coultas, Thomas A. Bumper wall for plasma device. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Coultas, Thomas A. Bumper wall for plasma device. United States.
Coultas, Thomas A. Sat . "Bumper wall for plasma device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862936.
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abstractNote = {Operation of a plasma device such as a reactor for controlled thermonuclear fusion is facilitated by an improved bumper wall enclosing the plasma to smooth the flow of energy from the plasma as the energy impinges upon the bumper wall. The bumper wall is flexible to withstand unequal and severe thermal shocks and it is readily replaced at less expense than the cost of replacing structural material in the first wall and blanket that surround it.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
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