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Title: PLASMA DEVICE

A device is designed for producing and confining highenergy plasma from which neutrons are generated in copious quantities. A rotating sheath of electrons is established in a radial electric field and axial magnetic field produced within the device. The electron sheath serves as a strong ionizing medium to gas introdueed thereto and also functions as an extremely effective heating mechanism to the resulting plasma. In addition, improved confinement of the plasma is obtained by ring magnetic mirror fields produced at the ends of the device. Such ring mirror fields are defined by the magnetic field lines at the ends of the device diverging radially outward from the axis of the device and thereafter converging at spatial annular surfaces disposed concentrically thereabout. (AFC)
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4830469
Report Number(s):
US 3014857
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CONFINEMENT; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; GASES; HEATING; INJECTION; IONIZATION; LAYERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; NEUTRONS; PLANNING; PLASMA; PRODUCTION; ROTATION; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS; TORUS