Toroidal helical quartz forming machine

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The Scyllac fusion experimental machine used 10 cm diameter smooth bore discharge tubes formed into a simple toroidal shape prior to 1974. At about that time, it was discovered that a discharge tube was required to follow the convoluted shape of the load coil. A machine was designed and built to form a fused quartz tube with a toroidal shape. The machine will accommodate quartz tubes from 5 cm to 20 cm diameter forming it into a 4 m toroidal radius with a 1 to 5 cm helical displacement. The machine will also generate a helical shape on a linear ... continued below

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Hanks, K.W. & Cole, T.R. January 1, 1977.

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The Scyllac fusion experimental machine used 10 cm diameter smooth bore discharge tubes formed into a simple toroidal shape prior to 1974. At about that time, it was discovered that a discharge tube was required to follow the convoluted shape of the load coil. A machine was designed and built to form a fused quartz tube with a toroidal shape. The machine will accommodate quartz tubes from 5 cm to 20 cm diameter forming it into a 4 m toroidal radius with a 1 to 5 cm helical displacement. The machine will also generate a helical shape on a linear tube. Two sets of tubes with different helical radii and wavelengths have been successfully fabricated. The problems encountered with the design and fabrication of this machine are discussed.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 7. symposium on fusion research project, Knoxville, TN, USA, 25 Oct 1977

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-77-2363
  • Report No.: CONF-771029-39
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5271276
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1069500

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Hanks, K.W. & Cole, T.R. Toroidal helical quartz forming machine, article, January 1, 1977; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1069500/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.