ALPHA-PARTICLE DIAGNOSTICS BY ION CYCLOTRON EMISSION (ICE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3447
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Jaycor
P.o. Box 85154, San Diego, CA, 92138
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Kenneth G. Moses
 Principal Investigator
 (619) 453-6580
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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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