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Title: Beam heated linear theta-pinch device for producing hot plasmas

Abstract

A device for producing hot plasmas comprising a single turn theta-pinch coil, a fast discharge capacitor bank connected to the coil, a fuel element disposed along the center axis of the coil, a predetermined gas disposed within the theta-pinch coil, and a high power photon, electron or ion beam generator concentrically aligned to the theta-pinch coil. Discharge of the capacitor bank generates a cylindrical plasma sheath within the theta-pinch coil which heats the outer layer of the fuel element to form a fuel element plasma layer. The beam deposits energy in either the cylindrical plasma sheath or the fuel element plasma layer to assist the implosion of the fuel element to produce a hot plasma.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
863929
Patent Number(s):
4277305
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
beam; heated; linear; theta-pinch; device; producing; hot; plasmas; comprising; single; coil; fast; discharge; capacitor; bank; connected; fuel; element; disposed; center; axis; predetermined; gas; power; photon; electron; generator; concentrically; aligned; generates; cylindrical; plasma; sheath; heats; outer; layer; form; deposits; energy; assist; implosion; produce; hot plasma; capacitor bank; beam generator; outer layer; fuel element; discharge capacitor; center axis; producing hot; element disposed; hot plasmas; beam heated; deposits energy; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Bohachevsky, Ihor O. Beam heated linear theta-pinch device for producing hot plasmas. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Bohachevsky, Ihor O. Beam heated linear theta-pinch device for producing hot plasmas. United States.
Bohachevsky, Ihor O. Thu . "Beam heated linear theta-pinch device for producing hot plasmas". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863929.
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title = {Beam heated linear theta-pinch device for producing hot plasmas},
author = {Bohachevsky, Ihor O.},
abstractNote = {A device for producing hot plasmas comprising a single turn theta-pinch coil, a fast discharge capacitor bank connected to the coil, a fuel element disposed along the center axis of the coil, a predetermined gas disposed within the theta-pinch coil, and a high power photon, electron or ion beam generator concentrically aligned to the theta-pinch coil. Discharge of the capacitor bank generates a cylindrical plasma sheath within the theta-pinch coil which heats the outer layer of the fuel element to form a fuel element plasma layer. The beam deposits energy in either the cylindrical plasma sheath or the fuel element plasma layer to assist the implosion of the fuel element to produce a hot plasma.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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