Accession Number : ADA070889


Title :   Optimization of Stabilized Imploding Liner Fusion Reactors.


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Turchi,P J ; Book,D L ; Burton,R L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a070889.pdf


Report Date : 25 Jun 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : In the NRL LINUS concept for controlled fusion systems, a rotating liquid metal cylinder or liner is imploded onto a trapped plasma/magnetic field payload to obtain fusion temperatures and near-megagauss magnetic field levels by adiabatic compression. The combined use of linear rotation and a free-piston driving technique eliminates Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities and permits safe, repetitive implosion-reexpansion cycles. Optimization of system size is accomplished in terms of the implosion radius-ratio and liner compressibility. Trade-offs between reactor size and initial plasma temperature are indicated. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , *CONFINEMENT(GENERAL) , COMPRESSION , MAGNETIC FIELDS , ADIABATIC CONDITIONS , NUCLEAR FUSION , PLASMA CONTROL , CAVITY LINERS , IMPLOSIONS


Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE