ELECTRON BEAM PLASMA POTENTIAL DIAGNOSTIC FOR TANDEM MIRRORS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$484,255.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1985
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
1158
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Science Research Corp
1010 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Robert E. Klinkowstei
 Senior Research Scientist
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Research Institution
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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.

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