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Title: Mirror plasma apparatus

Abstract

A mirror plasma apparatus which utilizes shielding by arc discharge to form a blanket plasma and lithium walls to reduce neutron damage to the wall of the apparatus. An embodiment involves a rotating liquid lithium blanket for a tandem mirror plasma apparatus wherein the first wall of the central mirror cell is made of liquid lithium which is spun with angular velocity great enough to keep the liquid lithium against the first material wall, a blanket plasma preventing the lithium vapor from contaminating the plasma.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863852
Patent Number(s):
4260455
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Unites States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
mirror; plasma; apparatus; utilizes; shielding; discharge; form; blanket; lithium; walls; reduce; neutron; damage; wall; embodiment; involves; rotating; liquid; tandem; central; cell; spun; angular; velocity; material; preventing; vapor; contaminating; angular velocity; tandem mirror; liquid lithium; mirror plasma; mirror cell; plasma apparatus; rotating liquid; lithium blanket; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Moir, Ralph W. Mirror plasma apparatus. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Moir, Ralph W. Mirror plasma apparatus. United States.
Moir, Ralph W. Thu . "Mirror plasma apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863852.
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abstractNote = {A mirror plasma apparatus which utilizes shielding by arc discharge to form a blanket plasma and lithium walls to reduce neutron damage to the wall of the apparatus. An embodiment involves a rotating liquid lithium blanket for a tandem mirror plasma apparatus wherein the first wall of the central mirror cell is made of liquid lithium which is spun with angular velocity great enough to keep the liquid lithium against the first material wall, a blanket plasma preventing the lithium vapor from contaminating the plasma.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
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