Accession Number : ADA257687


Title :   Ion and Electron Flow and Some Critical Radii in Polywell (Tradename) Systems


Corporate Author : DIRECTED TECHNOLOGIES INC ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Bussard, Robert W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257687.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : From examination of EKXL code run output and of analytic studies of particle density distributions, a picture emerges of the behavior of ions and electrons in flow through simple Polywell(tm) systems. This shows that the region within the momentum-limited core is net positively charged, and always develops a virtual anode. If the ion current, for given electron drive current, is allowed to become sufficiently large, this virtual anode increases in height above the potential well minimum and the core radius broadens accordingly.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *ELECTRON FLUX , *IONIC CURRENT , *CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION , MAGNETIC FIELDS , CORES , ANODES , PARTICLE COLLISIONS , RADIUS(MEASURE) , EDGES , CHARGE DENSITY


Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE