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Title: Steady-state inductive spheromak operation

Abstract

The inductively formed spheromak plasma can be maintained in a highly stable and controlled fashion. Steady-state operation is obtained by forming the plasma in the linked mode, then oscillating the poloidal and toroidal fields such that they have different phases. Preferably, the poloidal and magnetic fields are 90.degree. out of phase.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. E. Windsor, NJ
  2. Princeton, NJ
  3. Lawrenceville, NJ
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866341
Patent Number(s):
4687617
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
steady-state; inductive; spheromak; operation; inductively; formed; plasma; maintained; highly; stable; controlled; fashion; obtained; forming; linked; mode; oscillating; poloidal; toroidal; fields; phases; preferably; magnetic; 90; degree; phase; magnetic field; magnetic fields; toroidal field; spheromak plasma; highly stable; steady-state operation; controlled fashion; /376/

Citation Formats

Janos, Alan C, Jardin, Stephen C, and Yamada, Masaaki. Steady-state inductive spheromak operation. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Janos, Alan C, Jardin, Stephen C, & Yamada, Masaaki. Steady-state inductive spheromak operation. United States.
Janos, Alan C, Jardin, Stephen C, and Yamada, Masaaki. Thu . "Steady-state inductive spheromak operation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866341.
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abstractNote = {The inductively formed spheromak plasma can be maintained in a highly stable and controlled fashion. Steady-state operation is obtained by forming the plasma in the linked mode, then oscillating the poloidal and toroidal fields such that they have different phases. Preferably, the poloidal and magnetic fields are 90.degree. out of phase.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
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