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Title: ROTATING PLASMA DEVICE

ABS>A method and device are described for obtaining fusion reactions. The basic concept is that of using crossed electric and magnetic fields to induce a plasma rotation in which the ionized particles follow a circumferential drift orbit on wldch a cyclotron mode of motion is superimposed, the net result being a cycloidal motion about the axis of symmetry. The discharge tube has a radial electric field and a longitudinal magnetic field. Mirror machine geometry is utilized. The device avoids reliance on the pinch effect and its associated instability problems. (AEC)
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4832897
Report Number(s):
US 3004767
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CONFIGURATION; CYCLOTRONS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; IONIZATION; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; MOTION; ORBITS; PARTICLES; PINCH; PLANNING; PLASMA; ROTATION; STABILITY; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS