Methods of Obtaining Maximum Electrical Power in Short Pulses,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The purpose of this work is to examine the question, what determines the maximum powers and rate of increase in the power of various systems and under what conditions can parameters be obtained which are necessary for the initiation of a thermonuclear reaction. Here, we will consider only the final stages of energy accumulators which are able to create power pulses shorter than 10 to the -7th - 10 to the -8th s. All the slower sources of energy such as, for example, explosion-magnetic generators which can ensure a current pulse no shorter than 5-10 microsec will not be examined here although they, along with regular capacitor batteries and inductive and electromagnetic accumulators, can be used as preliminary sources of energy for fast systems and their comparative evaluation unquestionably will be necessary in the future.
- Particle Accelerators
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics