Accession Number:

ADA257687

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DIRECTED TECHNOLOGIES INC ARLINGTON VA

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Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

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 Polywelltm 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE