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ELECTRON BEAM PLASMA POTENTIAL DIAGNOSTIC FOR TANDEM MIRRORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1158
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1158
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: ELECTRON BEAM PLASMA POTENTIAL DIAGNOSTIC FOR TANDEM MIRRORS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $484,255.00
 

Abstract:

THE TANDEM MIRROR APPROACH TO CONFINING A THERMONUCLEAR FUSION PLASMA UTILIZES ELECTROSTATIC POTENTIAL BARRIERS TO "PLUG" PLASMA ION AND ELECTRON LOSSES OUT THE ENDS OF A LONG CENTRAL SOLENOID. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WOULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLASMA DIAGNOSTIC FOR MEASURING THE AXIAL AND RADIAL ELECTROSTATIC POTENTIAL AS A FUNCTION OF TIME IN A TANDEM MIRROR. THE TECHNIQUE UTILIZES A PROBING ELECTRON BEAM LAUNCHED FROM THE END WALL, AND X-RAY DETECTION SYSTEMS LOCATED AT AXIAL LOCATIONS OF INTEREST. THE TECHNIQUE APPEARS TO BE APPLICABLE TO CURRENT DEVICES (TMX-U, TARA) AS WELL AS FUTURE DEVICES (MFTF-B). THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WOULD SEEK TO DETERMINE THE FEASABILITY OF THE DIAGNOSTIC, TIME AND SPATIAL RESOLUTION, AND TO PROPOSE A PLAN FOR THE HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT (ELECTRON GUN AND DETECTOR SYSTEMS) SUITABLE FOR TMX-U, TARA, AND MFTF-B TANDEM MIRRORS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Robert E. Klinkowstei
Senior Research Scientist

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Science Research Corp
1010 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02138

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No