PLASMA NEUTRALIZER CELL FOR NEGATIVE ION BEAM SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$496,777.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1196
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Jaycor
11011 Torreyana Road, P.o. Box 85154, San Diego, CA, 92138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth G. Moses
Manager
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
HIGH ENERGY (APPROXIMATELY 1 MEV) NEGATIVE ION-BASED SYSTEMS MUST BE DEVELOPED TO EXTEND THE PRACTICABILITY OF NEUTRAL BEAM INJECTORS TO THE NEXT GENERATION MFE EXPERIMENTAL DEVICES AND COMMERCIAL FUSION REACTORS. THIS PROPOSED WORK IS TO DEVELOP A PLASMA NEUTRALIZER CELL FOR NEGATIVE ION BEAMS. THE CONCEPT CAN GIVE ENHANCED NEUTRALIZATION EFFICIENCIES > 80% ATOMIC YIELDS. PLASMA FORMATION IS ACCOMPLISHED BY HIGH FREQUENCY STEADY STATE DISCHARGES WHICH ARE CONTAINED BY MAGNETIC FIELDS. POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE RESIDUAL ION REMOVAL IS READILY INCORPORATED INTO THE NEUTRALIZER DESIGN. THE PROPOSED WORK IN PHASE I IS THE EVALUATION AND SELECTION OF A HIGH FREQUENCY DISCHARGE PROCESS (ECRF, ICRF OR RF) WHICH WILL BE UTILIZED IN THE NEUTRALIZER DESIGN, AND THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF THE NEUTRALIZER CELL AND ASSOCIATED SUBSYSTEMS.

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