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Title: Shielded beam delivery apparatus and method

An apparatus includes a plasma generator aligned with a beam generator for producing a plasma to shield an energized beam. An electrode is coaxially aligned with the plasma generator and followed in turn by a vortex generator coaxially aligned with the electrode. A target is spaced from the vortex generator inside a fluid environment. The electrode is electrically biased relative to the electrically grounded target for driving the plasma toward the target inside a vortex shield.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1175831
Report Number(s):
7,075,030
10/932,653
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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