publication . Thesis . 2013

A Computational Study of A Lithium Deuteride Fueled Electrothermal Plasma Mass Accelerator

Gebhart III, Gerald Edward;
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  • Published: 13 Jun 2013
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Future magnetic fusion reactors such as tokamaks will need innovative, fast, deep-fueling systems to inject frozen deuterium-tritium pellets at high speeds and high repetition rates into the hot plasma core. There have been several studies and concepts for pellet injectors generated, and different devices have been proposed. In addition to fueling, recent studies show that it may be possible to disrupt edge localized mode (ELM) formation by injecting pellets or gas into the fusion plasma. The system studied is capable of doing either at a variety of plasma and pellet velocities, volumes, and repetition rates that can be controlled through the formation condition...
free text keywords: Tokamak fueling, electrothermal plasma, mass accelerator, pellet injector, plasma launcher, plasma disruption mitigation
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