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Title: Tokamak with liquid metal for inducing toroidal electrical field

Abstract

A tokamak apparatus includes a vessel for defining a reservoir and confining liquid therein. A toroidal liner disposed within said vessel defines a toroidal space within the liner confines gas therein. Liquid metal fills the reservoir outside the liner. A magnetic field is established in the liquid metal to develop magnetic flux linking the toroidal space. The gas is ionized. The liquid metal and the toroidal space are moved relative to one another transversely of the space to generate electric current in the ionized gas in the toroidal space about its major axis and thereby heat plasma developed in the toroidal space.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (La Jolla, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GA TECHNOLOGIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
864006
Patent Number(s):
4292126
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-76ET51011
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
tokamak; liquid; metal; inducing; toroidal; electrical; field; apparatus; vessel; defining; reservoir; confining; therein; liner; disposed; defines; space; confines; gas; fills; outside; magnetic; established; flux; linking; ionized; moved; relative; transversely; generate; electric; current; major; axis; heat; plasma; developed; ionized gas; liner disposed; electrical field; major axis; toroidal space; electric current; magnetic flux; magnetic field; liquid metal; moved relative; reservoir outside; toroidal electric; vessel defines; metal fills; gas therein; tokamak apparatus; confining liquid; toroidal liner; liquid therein; generate electric; vessel define; /376/

Citation Formats

Ohkawa, Tihiro. Tokamak with liquid metal for inducing toroidal electrical field. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Ohkawa, Tihiro. Tokamak with liquid metal for inducing toroidal electrical field. United States.
Ohkawa, Tihiro. Thu . "Tokamak with liquid metal for inducing toroidal electrical field". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864006.
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title = {Tokamak with liquid metal for inducing toroidal electrical field},
author = {Ohkawa, Tihiro},
abstractNote = {A tokamak apparatus includes a vessel for defining a reservoir and confining liquid therein. A toroidal liner disposed within said vessel defines a toroidal space within the liner confines gas therein. Liquid metal fills the reservoir outside the liner. A magnetic field is established in the liquid metal to develop magnetic flux linking the toroidal space. The gas is ionized. The liquid metal and the toroidal space are moved relative to one another transversely of the space to generate electric current in the ionized gas in the toroidal space about its major axis and thereby heat plasma developed in the toroidal space.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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