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Title: Method of controlling fusion reaction rates

Abstract

A method of controlling the reaction rates of the fuel atoms in a fusion reactor comprises the step of polarizing the nuclei of the fuel atoms in a particular direction relative to the plasma confining magnetic field. Fusion reaction rates can be increased or decreased, and the direction of emission of the reaction products can be controlled, depending on the choice of polarization direction.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Princeton, NJ
  2. Princeton Junction, NJ
  3. Bayport, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
875207
Patent Number(s):
H446
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; controlling; fusion; reaction; rates; fuel; atoms; reactor; comprises; step; polarizing; nuclei; particular; direction; relative; plasma; confining; magnetic; field; increased; decreased; emission; products; controlled; depending; choice; polarization; confining magnetic; reaction rate; magnetic field; fusion reactor; reaction product; reaction products; reactor comprises; reaction rates; fusion reaction; direction relative; fuel atoms; /376/

Citation Formats

Kulsrud, Russell M, Furth, Harold P, Valeo, Ernest J, and Goldhaber, Maurice. Method of controlling fusion reaction rates. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Kulsrud, Russell M, Furth, Harold P, Valeo, Ernest J, & Goldhaber, Maurice. Method of controlling fusion reaction rates. United States.
Kulsrud, Russell M, Furth, Harold P, Valeo, Ernest J, and Goldhaber, Maurice. Fri . "Method of controlling fusion reaction rates". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875207.
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year = {1988},
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