Accession Number : ADD006807

Title :   Neutral-Beam-Sustained Astron Reactor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chu,Kwo Ray ; Kapetanakos,Christos A

Report Date : 26 Mar 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The disclosure is directed to a method and device for containing a high temperature plasma and generating neutrons. A tritium plasma is confined in a closed magnetic field configuration produced by the combination of an externally applied magnetic field and the self magnetic field of a fast rotating deuterium ion layer and heated by coulomb collisions within the deuterium ion layer. The system is maintained at a steady state by the continuous injection of energetic neutral deuterium beams of energy from 50-300 keV. The neutral deuterium beam penetrates freely through the vacuum magnetic field and, upon ionization in the plasma region, forms an ion layer. The use of neutral beams to sustain a closed magnetic field configuration for plasma confinement and thereby achieve continuous operation is an important feature of the present invention. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Plasma devices, Neutron beams, Injection, Deuterium, Ionization, Magnetic fields, Plasmas(Physics), Confinement(General)

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE