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Title: Apparatus having reduced mechanical forces for supporting high magnetic fields

Abstract

The present invention identifies several configurations of conducting elements capable of supporting extremely high magnetic fields suitable for plasma confinement, wherein forces experienced by the conducting elements are significantly reduced over those which are present as a result of the generation of such high fields by conventional techniques. It is anticipated that the use of superconducting materials will both permit the attainment of such high fields and further permit such fields to be generated with vastly improved efficiency.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867706
Patent Number(s):
4992696
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:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; reduced; mechanical; forces; supporting; magnetic; fields; identifies; configurations; conducting; elements; capable; extremely; suitable; plasma; confinement; experienced; significantly; result; generation; conventional; techniques; anticipated; superconducting; materials; permit; attainment; generated; vastly; improved; efficiency; significantly reduce; conducting elements; improved efficiency; conducting material; magnetic field; magnetic fields; superconducting material; plasma confinement; significantly reduced; superconducting materials; conventional techniques; vastly improved; mechanical forces; reduced mechanical; mechanical force; elements capable; /313/315/335/376/

Citation Formats

Prueitt, Melvin L, Mueller, Fred M, and Smith, James L. Apparatus having reduced mechanical forces for supporting high magnetic fields. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Prueitt, Melvin L, Mueller, Fred M, & Smith, James L. Apparatus having reduced mechanical forces for supporting high magnetic fields. United States.
Prueitt, Melvin L, Mueller, Fred M, and Smith, James L. Tue . "Apparatus having reduced mechanical forces for supporting high magnetic fields". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867706.
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author = {Prueitt, Melvin L and Mueller, Fred M and Smith, James L},
abstractNote = {The present invention identifies several configurations of conducting elements capable of supporting extremely high magnetic fields suitable for plasma confinement, wherein forces experienced by the conducting elements are significantly reduced over those which are present as a result of the generation of such high fields by conventional techniques. It is anticipated that the use of superconducting materials will both permit the attainment of such high fields and further permit such fields to be generated with vastly improved efficiency.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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