Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Thermonuclear inverse magnetic pumping power cycle for stellarator reactor










Image Number 2 for United States Patent #H936.

The plasma column in a stellarator is compressed and expanded alternatively in minor radius. First a plasma in thermal balance is compressed adiabatically. The volume of the compressed plasma is maintained until the plasma reaches a new thermal equilibrium. The plasma is then expanded to its original volume. As a result of the way a stellarator works, the plasma pressure during compression is less than the corresponding pressure during expansion. Therefore, negative work is done on the plasma over a complete cycle. This work manifests itself as a back-voltage in the toroidal field coils. Direct electrical energy is obtained from this voltage. Alternatively, after the compression step, the plasma can be expanded at constant pressure.The cycle can be made self-sustaining by operating a system of two stellarator reactors in tandem. Part of the energy derived from the expansion phase of a first stellarator reactor is used to compress the plasma in a second stellarator reactor.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Transfer of digital data through an isolation
Stacked magnetoresistance device responsive to a magnetic field generally perpendicular to a side face running along a channel of the device
Micro vein enhancer
Can seam inspection
Playback device for stereoscopic viewing, integrated circuit, and program
Antenna tuning on an impedance trajectory
Process for the preparation of ethylene homopolymers or copolymers in a high-pressure reactor controlled by a model based predictive controller
  Randomly Featured Patents
Apparatus for forming groups of battery plates
Decoding of signals using cophase and differentiating signal detection
Coating apparatus
Method for fabricating supported bilayer-lipid membranes
Clock
Liquid crystal displays including two o-plates and two c-plates, with helical arrangement of azimuthal orientations
Printhead nozzle arrangements with magnetic paddle actuators
Hockey stick
Screw compressors with rotor and casing design for controlling deflections
Silver-based electrostatic printing master