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Magnetohydrodynamics and the thermonuclear problem

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Abstract

The importance of magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics for the solution of thermonuclear problem is presented in the paper. Methods for capture of a plasma by a magnetic field are discussed. From the study it is concluded that in principle it is possible to shoot heated plasma into a magnetic field and capture it there. A possible method of capturing plasma which is shot into a magnetic field is illustrated. Magnetohydrodynamic research performed during the last decade in Stockholm is presented. Following a long series of investigations of relatively cool plasmas, it has been started a series of experimental investigations on hot plasmas, concentrating on the fundamental properties of the plasma. New ways of the approach to the thermonuclear problem are analysed. Experiments have been with discharges of a few hundred kiloamps to produce fast-moving magnetized plasmas, in order to investigate whether they could be captured by magnetic fields in the discussed way.
Authors:
Alfven, H [1] 
  1. Department of Electronics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1958
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XU-021; P-145-Sweden
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. United Nations international conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy, Geneva (Switzerland), 1-13 Sep 1958; Other Information: 1 fig; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the second United Nations international conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy. V. 31. Theoretical and experimental aspects of controlled nuclear fusion, 400 pages.
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CAPTURE; HOT PLASMA; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS
OSTI ID:
21068292
Research Organizations:
United Nations, Geneva (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
UN
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XU0800002082384
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 3-5
Announcement Date:
Sep 15, 2008

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Citation Formats

Alfven, H. Magnetohydrodynamics and the thermonuclear problem. UN: N. p., 1958. Web.
Alfven, H. Magnetohydrodynamics and the thermonuclear problem. UN.
Alfven, H. 1958. "Magnetohydrodynamics and the thermonuclear problem." UN.
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