Accession Number : AD0715275

Title :   Production of Dense Hot Plasmas,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV RALEIGH DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Bennett,Willard H.

Report Date : 15 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In the first phase of the program the objective is to develop methods for injecting currents of more than one hundred thousand amperes at energies of more than four million electron volts in thirty nanosecond pulses within mean angular divergences of less than one degree and within radii of less than three millimeters through a thin metal foil into the end of magnetically self-focusing discharges in such a manner that the relativistic beam is pinched down to radii of less than one-tenth millimeter. Pinched discharge equipment is under development in the Laboratory. Experiments are going forward in the development of methods for producing in vacuum, controlling and guiding currents in excess of one hundred thousand amperes at voltages in excess of four megavolts in beams less than one millimeter in diameter. These are to be tested for suitability for injection into pinched discharge for further pinching down to the smaller radii. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA GENERATORS, MAGNETIC PINCH), HEATING, THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS, TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS, COSMIC RAYS, PARTICLE ACCELERATORS, ELECTRON BEAMS

Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE