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The design and performance of ZETA

Abstract

ZETA is an experimental apparatus for studying the pinched ring discharge as a possible method of producing controlled thermonuclear power. The principle of this method is that the self-magnetic field of the discharge current isolates the plasma from the walls of the discharge tube. The present paper reports the principal mechanical and electrical parameters, the performance as an electrical circuit, and our present knowledge of the physical characteristics of the plasma.
Authors:
Butt, E P; Carruthers, R; Mitchell, J T.D.; Pease, R S; Thonemann, P C; [1]  Bird, M A; Blears, J; Hartill, E R [2] 
  1. U.K. Atomic Energy Authority, AERE Harwell (United Kingdom)
  2. Metropolitan Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd., Trafiord Park, Manchester 17 (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1958
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XU-022; P-1519-UK
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. United Nations international conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy, Geneva (Switzerland), 1-13 Sep 1958; Other Information: 15 refs, 30 figs, 6 tabs; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the second United Nations international conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy. V. 32. Controlled fusion devices, 474 pages.
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CURRENTS; DESIGN; EQUIPMENT; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PERFORMANCE; PLASMA; TUBES; ZETA DEVICES
OSTI ID:
21070247
Research Organizations:
United Nations, Geneva (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
UN
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XU0800060084577
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 42-64
Announcement Date:
Sep 30, 2008

Citation Formats

Butt, E P, Carruthers, R, Mitchell, J T.D., Pease, R S, Thonemann, P C, Bird, M A, Blears, J, and Hartill, E R. The design and performance of ZETA. UN: N. p., 1958. Web.
Butt, E P, Carruthers, R, Mitchell, J T.D., Pease, R S, Thonemann, P C, Bird, M A, Blears, J, & Hartill, E R. The design and performance of ZETA. UN.
Butt, E P, Carruthers, R, Mitchell, J T.D., Pease, R S, Thonemann, P C, Bird, M A, Blears, J, and Hartill, E R. 1958. "The design and performance of ZETA." UN.
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abstractNote = {ZETA is an experimental apparatus for studying the pinched ring discharge as a possible method of producing controlled thermonuclear power. The principle of this method is that the self-magnetic field of the discharge current isolates the plasma from the walls of the discharge tube. The present paper reports the principal mechanical and electrical parameters, the performance as an electrical circuit, and our present knowledge of the physical characteristics of the plasma.}
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