Accession Number:

ADA070889

Title:

Optimization of Stabilized Imploding Liner Fusion Reactors.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-25

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

In the NRL LINUS concept for controlled fusion systems, a rotating liquid metal cylinder or liner is imploded onto a trapped plasmamagnetic field payload to obtain fusion temperatures and near-megagauss magnetic field levels by adiabatic compression. The combined use of linear rotation and a free-piston driving technique eliminates Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities and permits safe, repetitive implosion-reexpansion cycles. Optimization of system size is accomplished in terms of the implosion radius-ratio and liner compressibility. Trade-offs between reactor size and initial plasma temperature are indicated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE