Accession Number : ADA257689


Title :   Effective Gyro Hole Loss Radius and Diamagnetic Limit 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/a257689.pdf


Report Date : 14 Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : Electron gyromagnetic motion parallel to the external surface can (and will) produce internal currents that create magnetic fields of opposite sign to that of the externally-driven cusp field. Only those electrons whose gyro orbits encircle the cusp axis have any net effect on this process. The volume of the diamagnetically-effective electrons is bounded roughly by a torus of major and minor radius equal to the gyro radius in the effective cusp field.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRON TRANSPORT , *PLASMA DEVICES , *CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION , MAGNETIC FIELDS , ELECTRON ENERGY


Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE