Accession Number : ADD008212

Title :   Method and Device for Producing Nuclear Fusion.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Roberts,Thomas G

Report Date : 31 Oct 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A triggering device and method for producing nuclear fusion reactions and having two or more intense pulses of high energy electrons derived from a single source and delivered to a target along separate paths but arriving at substantially the same time. The electron beams are produced in the electrode space of an electron accelerator which utilizes a cathode for producing multiple electron beams. Each electron beam is injected into a separate conventional linear pinch discharge. The high energy electron beams follow the pinch discharge and are delivered to the target. The pinch discharge tubes are curved so that each electron beam approaches the target from a different direction for irradiating the target symmetrically. Return conductors strategically located on the outer surface of each pinch discharge tube maintains the curved discharge within the center of the tube and sustains the pinch. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Nuclear fusion, *Electron beams, *Electron accelerators, Fuels, Hydrogen, Isotopes, Deuterium, Tritium, Inventions

Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE