Accession Number : AD0716860

Title :   Computer Simulation Experiments on Electrostatic-Inertial Confinement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Barnes,Christopher W.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The inertial confinement scheme is a proposed method of containing a hot, dense fusion plasma by purely electrostatic means, that is to say, without the use of externally applied rf fields or dc magnetic fields. The fusion gases are confined by the inertia of high energy beams of particles focused at the plasma from all sides. Although, as now conceived, the scheme involves the high energy injection of ions, it was originally thought of as a device i which electrons were injected with high energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, CONTAINMENT(NUCLEAR REACTORS)), (*ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS, PLASMA MEDIUM), IONS, ELECTRON BEAMS, ELECTRON DENSITY, DIODES, SIMULATION

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE