Accession Number : ADA257943


Title :   Electron Current Beta Limit Line Operation and Power Balance in WB Mode


Corporate Author : ENERGY/MATTER CONVERSION CORP MANASSAS VA


Personal Author(s) : Bussard, Robert W ; King, Katherine E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257943.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Analyses of the systemic effects of synchrotron losses have also been made and are reported elsewhere. These show optimum operating conditions different than those for bremmstrahlung optimization. Since synchrotron radiation will be partially self-absorbed and can be partially reflected, greater flexibility in system design is allowed for its control. For this reason (i.e. it can be made 'design-specific') it has not been included here. Bremmstrahlung losses can not be mitigated by system design changes, they are endemic to the plasma mixture, thus are included in the analyses of inherent gain given here. Studies of the effects of variable (D)(3He) mixtures and of magnet drive power requirements are currently underway.


Descriptors :   *CROSS SECTIONS , *ELECTRON FLUX , *CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION , PROTONS , GAIN , POWER , HELIUM , CONFINEMENT(GENERAL) , BREMSSTRAHLUNG , ODD ODD NUCLEI , EVEN ODD NUCLEI , TRITIUM , MOMENTUM , BORON , DEUTERIUM , LOSSES , KINETIC ENERGY , FUELS


Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE