Preliminary conceptual engineering design considerations for the MX machine

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The mirror experiment was designed to develop the technologies necessary to make the transition from the presently small-scale physics experiments (2XIIB and BBII) to large-scale steady-state DT burning systems, such as the Fusion Engineering Research Facility (FERF) and Controlled Thermonuclear Reactors (CTR) based on plasma confinement in open magnetic geometry. The confinement parameters in the design of the present machine include a 20-kG central field with a mirror ratio of 2 to 1 and an overall BL product approximately 5 times greater than that currently available with the 2XIIB compression coils (or a mirror-to-mirror length of 3.4 m). Several types ... continued below

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Bulmer, R.H.; Calderon, M.U.; Hibbs, S.M. & Kozman, T.A. October 28, 1975.

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The mirror experiment was designed to develop the technologies necessary to make the transition from the presently small-scale physics experiments (2XIIB and BBII) to large-scale steady-state DT burning systems, such as the Fusion Engineering Research Facility (FERF) and Controlled Thermonuclear Reactors (CTR) based on plasma confinement in open magnetic geometry. The confinement parameters in the design of the present machine include a 20-kG central field with a mirror ratio of 2 to 1 and an overall BL product approximately 5 times greater than that currently available with the 2XIIB compression coils (or a mirror-to-mirror length of 3.4 m). Several types of Yin-Yang minimum parallel B parallel geometries were studied, and a ''displaced'' Yin-Yang was chosen because the center of the machine is easily accessable between the coils and between the magnet lobes. Other important design considerations include the target plasma system, the vacuum system, and the injectors. The target plasma system includes a pellet generating system used to produce a 400-$mu$m deuterium pellet and a two- arm laser system where the laser energy is produced from a 1-kJ, 10-GW CO$sub 2$ laser at 100 ns. (MOW)

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  • IEEE 6. symposium on engineering problems of fusion research, San Diego, California, USA, 17 Nov 1975

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  • Report No.: UCRL--77233
  • Report No.: CONF-751125--2
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4153141
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc865383

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Bulmer, R.H.; Calderon, M.U.; Hibbs, S.M. & Kozman, T.A. Preliminary conceptual engineering design considerations for the MX machine, article, October 28, 1975; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc865383/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.