ALPHA-PARTICLE DIAGNOSTICS BY ION CYCLOTRON EMISSION (ICE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3447
Agency Tracking Number:
3447
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 85154, San Diego, CA, 92138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Kenneth G. Moses
Principal Investigator
(619) 453-6580
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE ALPHA PARTICLES IN A FUSION REACTOR ARE THE SOURCE OF FREE ENERGY WHICH SUSTAINS THE "BURNING" D-T PLASMA. THE ABILITY OF A MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT DEVICE TO CONTAIN THE ALPHA PARTICLES IN THE PLASMA DETERMINES CONDITIONS FOR IGNITION. MEASUREMENTS OF THE TIME HISTORY OF THE SPATIAL AND ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS OF THE ALPHA PARTICLES IN THE PLASMA ARE REQUIRED FOR COMPARING THE THEORETICAL PREDICTIONS OF THE ALPHA PARTICLE BEHAVIOR WITH EXPERIMENTS IN TFTR AND OTHER FUTURE D-T DEVICES. THESE MEASUREMENTS THEN COULD "BENCHMARK" PREDICTIVE MODELS OF IGNITED FUSION PLASMAS. WE PROPOSE TO EMPLOY SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF ION CYCLOTRON EMISSION, ICE, AS A DIAGNOSTIC MEANS OF ON-LINE MONITORING THE PROPERTIES OF THE ALPHA PARTICLES.

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