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Title: Tokamak with in situ magnetohydrodynamic generation of toroidal magnetic field

Abstract

A tokamak apparatus includes an electrically conductive metal pressure vessel for defining a chamber and confining liquid therein. A liner disposed within said chamber defines a toroidal space within the liner and confines gas therein. The metal vessel provides an electrically conductive path linking the toroidal space. Liquid metal is forced outwardly through the chamber outside of the toroidal space to generate electric current in the conductive path and thereby generate a toroidal magnetic field within the toroidal space. Toroidal plasma is developed within the toroidal space about the major axis thereof.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. San Diego, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GA TECHNOLOGIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
866006
Patent Number(s):
4615860
Assignee:
United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-76ET51011
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
tokamak; situ; magnetohydrodynamic; generation; toroidal; magnetic; field; apparatus; electrically; conductive; metal; pressure; vessel; defining; chamber; confining; liquid; therein; liner; disposed; defines; space; confines; gas; provides; path; linking; forced; outwardly; outside; generate; electric; current; plasma; developed; major; axis; liner disposed; toroidal magnet; major axis; toroidal space; toroidal magnetic; electric current; toroidal plasma; pressure vessel; magnetic field; liquid metal; electrically conductive; conductive path; conductive metal; gas therein; tokamak apparatus; confining liquid; liquid therein; metal pressure; generate electric; /376/

Citation Formats

Schaffer, Michael J. Tokamak with in situ magnetohydrodynamic generation of toroidal magnetic field. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Schaffer, Michael J. Tokamak with in situ magnetohydrodynamic generation of toroidal magnetic field. United States.
Schaffer, Michael J. Wed . "Tokamak with in situ magnetohydrodynamic generation of toroidal magnetic field". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866006.
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title = {Tokamak with in situ magnetohydrodynamic generation of toroidal magnetic field},
author = {Schaffer, Michael J},
abstractNote = {A tokamak apparatus includes an electrically conductive metal pressure vessel for defining a chamber and confining liquid therein. A liner disposed within said chamber defines a toroidal space within the liner and confines gas therein. The metal vessel provides an electrically conductive path linking the toroidal space. Liquid metal is forced outwardly through the chamber outside of the toroidal space to generate electric current in the conductive path and thereby generate a toroidal magnetic field within the toroidal space. Toroidal plasma is developed within the toroidal space about the major axis thereof.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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