Accession Number : ADA120052
Title : Perform Experiments on LINUS-O and LTX Imploding Liquid Liner Fusion Systems.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 8 Sep 80-30 Sep 81,
Corporate Author : JAYCOR ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Scannell,E P
Report Date : 27 Aug 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : The Plasma Physics Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been conducting investigations of imploding liquid liner fusion systems for several years (Reference 1). This effort attained a significant milestone in 1978 with the construction of two machines: HELIUS and LINUS-O. LINUS-O is a 60 MJ rotor system where a cylindrical liquid sodium - potassium (NaK) metal liner is radially compressed from a 30 cm to 1 cm diameter by gas pressure from multiple high explosive charges. These charges act on an annular piston in contact with the liquid NaK liner material. HELIUS is a half-scale vertical axis version of LINUS-O using high pressure helium to drive the annular piston. HELIUS is designed to be a test bed for new concepts and to permit testing of new modifications to LINUS-O. The principal virtue of HELIUS is its capability for ten to twenty shots per day as compared to two or three shots per day for LINUS-O. In addition, HELIUS is designed to provide higher drive pressures than were previously obtainable with water models for liner hydrodynamic studies and a magnetic flux compression capability up to approx. 100 kG.
Descriptors : *PLASMA DEVICES , *CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION , SIMULATORS , LIQUIDS , WATER , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , SODIUM , LININGS , POTASSIUM , LIQUID METALS , IMPLOSIONS , FROZEN EQUILIBRIUM FLOW
Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE