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Title: Tokamak with mechanical compression of toroidal magnetic field

Abstract

A tokamak apparatus includes a pressure vessel for defining a reservoir and confining liquid therein. A collapsible toroidal liner disposed within the pressure vessel defines a toroidal space within the liner. Liquid metal fills the reservoir outside said liner. A toroidal magnetic field is developed within the toroidal space about the major axis thereof. A toroidal plasma is developed within the toroidal space about the major axis thereof. Pressure is applied to the liquid metal to collapse the liner and reduce the volume of the toroidal space, thereby increasing the toroidal magnetic flux density therein.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. La Jolla, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GA TECHNOLOGIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
864073
Patent Number(s):
4305784
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
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
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-76ET51011
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
tokamak; mechanical; compression; toroidal; magnetic; field; apparatus; pressure; vessel; defining; reservoir; confining; liquid; therein; collapsible; liner; disposed; defines; space; metal; fills; outside; developed; major; axis; plasma; applied; collapse; reduce; volume; increasing; flux; density; liner disposed; toroidal magnet; major axis; toroidal space; toroidal magnetic; toroidal plasma; magnetic flux; pressure vessel; magnetic field; liquid metal; reservoir outside; mechanical compression; vessel defines; metal fills; flux density; tokamak apparatus; confining liquid; toroidal liner; liquid therein; vessel define; /376/

Citation Formats

Ohkawa, Tihiro. Tokamak with mechanical compression of toroidal magnetic field. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Ohkawa, Tihiro. Tokamak with mechanical compression of toroidal magnetic field. United States.
Ohkawa, Tihiro. Thu . "Tokamak with mechanical compression of toroidal magnetic field". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864073.
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title = {Tokamak with mechanical compression of toroidal magnetic field},
author = {Ohkawa, Tihiro},
abstractNote = {A tokamak apparatus includes a pressure vessel for defining a reservoir and confining liquid therein. A collapsible toroidal liner disposed within the pressure vessel defines a toroidal space within the liner. Liquid metal fills the reservoir outside said liner. A toroidal magnetic field is developed within the toroidal space about the major axis thereof. A toroidal plasma is developed within the toroidal space about the major axis thereof. Pressure is applied to the liquid metal to collapse the liner and reduce the volume of the toroidal space, thereby increasing the toroidal magnetic flux density therein.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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