Accession Number : ADA120052


Title :   Perform Experiments on LINUS-O and LTX Imploding Liquid Liner Fusion Systems.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 8 Sep 80-30 Sep 81,


Corporate Author : JAYCOR ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Scannell,E P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a120052.pdf


Report Date : 27 Aug 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : The Plasma Physics Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been conducting investigations of imploding liquid liner fusion systems for several years (Reference 1). This effort attained a significant milestone in 1978 with the construction of two machines: HELIUS and LINUS-O. LINUS-O is a 60 MJ rotor system where a cylindrical liquid sodium - potassium (NaK) metal liner is radially compressed from a 30 cm to 1 cm diameter by gas pressure from multiple high explosive charges. These charges act on an annular piston in contact with the liquid NaK liner material. HELIUS is a half-scale vertical axis version of LINUS-O using high pressure helium to drive the annular piston. HELIUS is designed to be a test bed for new concepts and to permit testing of new modifications to LINUS-O. The principal virtue of HELIUS is its capability for ten to twenty shots per day as compared to two or three shots per day for LINUS-O. In addition, HELIUS is designed to provide higher drive pressures than were previously obtainable with water models for liner hydrodynamic studies and a magnetic flux compression capability up to approx. 100 kG.


Descriptors :   *PLASMA DEVICES , *CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION , SIMULATORS , LIQUIDS , WATER , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , SODIUM , LININGS , POTASSIUM , LIQUID METALS , IMPLOSIONS , FROZEN EQUILIBRIUM FLOW


Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE