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magnetized target fusion driven by plasma linersFor practical applications of magnetized target fusion, standoff drivers to deliver the imploding momentum flux to the target plasma remotely are required. Quasi-spherically converging plasma jets have been proposed as standoff drivers for this purpose. The concept involves the dynamic formation of a quasi-spherical plasma liner by the merging of plasma jets, and the use of the liner so formed to compress a spheromak or a field reversed configuration (FRC). Theoretical analysis and computer modeling of the concept are presented. It is shown that, with the appropriate choice of the flow parameters in the liner and the target, the impact between the liner and the target plasma can be made to be shockless in the liner or to generate at most a very weak shock in the liner. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.
Document ID
20020047016
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Thio, Y. C. Francis
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Cassibry, Jason
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL United States)
Eskridge, Richard
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Kirkpatrick, Ronald C.
(Los Alamos National Lab. NM United States)
Knapp, Charles E.
(Los Alamos National Lab. NM United States)
Lee, Michael
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Martin, Adam
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Smith, James
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Wu, S. T.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL United States)
Rodgers, Stephen L.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Plasma Physics
Meeting Information
DOE Innovative Confinement Concepts 2002(College Park, MD)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.