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Title: Inertial confinement fusion method producing line source radiation fluence

Abstract

An inertial confinement fusion method in which target pellets are imploded in sequence by laser light beams or other energy beams at an implosion site which is variable between pellet implosions along a line. The effect of the variability in position of the implosion site along a line is to distribute the radiation fluence in surrounding reactor components as a line source of radiation would do, thereby permitting the utilization of cylindrical geometry in the design of the reactor and internal components.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Peters Township, Washington County, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864936
Patent Number(s):
4440714
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21B - FUSION REACTORS
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:  
AC08-78DP40073
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
inertial; confinement; fusion; method; producing; line; source; radiation; fluence; target; pellets; imploded; sequence; laser; light; beams; energy; implosion; site; variable; pellet; implosions; effect; variability; position; distribute; surrounding; reactor; components; permitting; utilization; cylindrical; geometry; design; internal; energy beam; confinement fusion; inertial confinement; light beam; laser light; light beams; reactor components; target pellet; reactor component; method producing; energy beams; fusion method; line source; internal components; cylindrical geometry; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Rose, Ronald P. Inertial confinement fusion method producing line source radiation fluence. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Rose, Ronald P. Inertial confinement fusion method producing line source radiation fluence. United States.
Rose, Ronald P. Sun . "Inertial confinement fusion method producing line source radiation fluence". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864936.
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year = {1984},
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