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Adiabatic Injection

Description: From introduction comments: The present analysis is intended to examine the relations for "adiabatic" injection in general from a different point of view.
Date: September 22, 1955
Creator: Linlor, William I., 1915-
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Continuous injection processing

Description: From introduction: "In this report we consider a few non-adiabatic processes. The types to be discussed will be limited because of two reasons: first, complete descriptions are available for some processes; second, as time goes on alternative injection methods undoubtedly will be discovered, so this list must necessarily be incomplete."
Date: September 23, 1955
Creator: Linlor, William I., 1915-
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Some Aspects of the Radial Stability in a Magnetic Mirror Machine

Description: Abstract: "The radial motion of an ion in an axially symmetric magnetic field is discussed. It is pointed out that particles of constant velocity have clearly defined upper limits to their radial motion. This is a result of the other constant of the motion, the canonical angular momentum. These limits are independent of the number of times an ion is reflected from the mirrors, providing the field is truly axially symmetric."
Date: March 19, 1954
Creator: Henrich, Louis R.
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Energetic Neutral Injection into Thermonuclear Machines

Description: Abstract: "A scheme is discussed in which D+ ions would be accelerated to about 100 kev in a conventional accelerator, then be sent through a gas target frmo which about half the ions would emerge neutral with very little scattering or energy loss; the neutral beam would then cross into a magnetic field and part of the atoms would be ionized and trapped by colliding with the already trapped ions. The smallest mirror machine with a central field of 30-40 kilogauss, 2;1 mirror ratio and β = 01 to 0.5 that would trap most of the neutral beam in the steady state, would be about a meter in diameter and require the order of hundreds of amperes of D+ ions into the neutralizer. The smallest stellerator with a field of 30 kilogauss and β = 0.1 that would trap most of the neutral beam would be about a meter long and require about 10 amperes of D+ ions. A preliminary mirror machine experiment that might be done using the 1/2-ampere, 100-kev D+ beam from the UCRL spare MTA injector is discussed. A method of starting these machine is discussed."
Date: August 10, 1955
Creator: Lauer, Eugene J.
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An Enhanced Magnetic Mirror Machine

Description: Abstract: "A dc magnetic mirror machine has been built and tested by the ARC Research Group. Radiofrequency enhancement has been included in the design through the use of rf plates in the vacuum chamber of the machine. For the proton beams of the order of 1[mu]a, the mirror action has been observed as a function of both the rf voltage and the magnitude of the mirror field relative to the main magnetic field. Current measurements were performed with the aid of a Faraday cup with suitable bias grids."
Date: July 15, 1954
Creator: Ford, Franklin C.
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Table Top 1 Circuitry

Description: Abstract: "This is a detailed report on the circuitry, the electrical components, and the electrical engineering problems of Table Top I, the 140-kilojoule experimental model of a magnetic mirror machine being developed at the University of California Radiation Laboratory, Livermore."
Date: July 21, 1954
Creator: Cummings, David B. & Wharton, Charles B.
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The Design of a Pulsed Magnetic Field Coil for Table Top 1

Description: Abstract: "A cylindrical coil has been designed for pulsed field operation suitable for use in a model thermonuclear reactor. The coil has an eight-inch inside diameter and a length of fifty-one inches. Magnetic mirrors at the ends consist of double-layer solenoids six and one-half inches long designed to slip over the main coil. Subsequent models of this coil have been fabricated which improved the electrical insulation provided by the bonding materials and the mechanical rigidity of the coil. Peak central fields of fifteen kilogauss and mirror fields of thirty kilogauss have been obtained."
Date: May 4, 1955
Creator: Ford, Franklin C.
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The Design of Large Cryogenic Magnet Coils : Paper No. 2

Description: Abstract: "Preliminary design and experimental work aimed toward fabrication of large magnet coils with encapsulated sodium conductors is outlined. Aspects of cooling cycles are discussed along with heat transfer, thermal stability, and the mechanical reinforcement of such coils."
Date: October 30, 1959
Creator: Post, Richard F. & Taylor, C. E.
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Note on Table Top Injection : High Energy Injection Inside the Mirrors

Description: "High energy injection into Table Top is discussed for the case in which the ion sources are to be located inside the mirrors in the mirror region. Two typical ion source geometries are considered. maximum time intervals available for injection indicated are on the order of 7 to 25 microseconds."
Date: August 26, 1955
Creator: Hiskes, J. R.
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Particle Trajectories in Homogeneous Magnetic Field with Linear Time Dependence

Description: Abstract: "Formulas are derived for the trajectory of a charged particle in a magnetic field which is a linear function of time. Graphs of certain functions are presented, by means of which a trajectory with given initial position and velocity may be plotted."
Date: August 9, 1955
Creator: Gardner, Clifford S.
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Injection of Electrons into the Astron Reactor

Description: "The injection of the E-layer electrons into the Astron reactor is described by following the electrons as they emerge from the anode of the 1-Mev electron gun through the various steps up to their injection in the reactor volume. Several problems are imposed by this injection process and their solutions are discussed briefly. The detailed mathematical theory and calculations will be presented in a separate paper now in preparation."
Date: January 27, 1958
Creator: Christofilos, Nicholas C.
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Neutral H Atom and Molecular Ion (H₂⁺) Injection into the Mirror Machine at Energies About One Mev

Description: This report presents the best estimate possible on the basis of the available information as to how high an energy would be necessary in order that the gas pressure which could be tolerated would be attainable with present techniques (say 10-(-7) mm Hg.)
Date: May 11, 1956
Creator: Lauer, Eugene J. & Gibson, Gordon
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Pyrotron Plasma-Heating Experiments

Description: Report discussing experiments on particle density, plasma compression, electron heating, and electron energy distribution of plasma in a pyrotron. Past experiments that led to this investigation are discussed as well.
Date: May 6, 1958
Creator: Coensgen, F. H.; Ford, F. C. & Ellis, R.E.
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Pyrotron High-Energy Experiments

Description: "In these studies ions of several-kilovolts energy were extracted from an ion source located inside one of the peaks of the mirror field...The extraction slot of the source is located near the field injection plane, about midway between the mirror peak and the center, and ions are injected perpendicularly to magnetic field lines. In their traversal of the distance between the mirrors, the ions are in an inhomogeneous magnetic field and have a component of velocity along curved field lines. This gives rise to a to a 'guiding center' drift in the azimuthal direction and prevents the particle trajectory from intersecting the ion source after the first reflection. The magnetic field is increased during the injection period by an amount sufficient to move the reflection surface inside the ion source region by the time the ions have precessed completely about the symmetry axis."
Date: April 11, 1958
Creator: Damm, Charles C. & Eby, F. S.
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Shock Ionization Source and Preliminary Experiments

Description: Report discussing a study regarding the possibility of using shock ionization as a source for mirror-type thermonuclear reactors. This was tested in a one-inch vacuum system, and though initial ionization and temperature produced was low, the magnetic field extended the time of light emission and compressed the luminous region.
Date: November 1954
Creator: Coensgen, Frederic H.; Hales, Richard Wayne & Howard, J. C.
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Source Development Program

Description: Introduction: This note describes briefly the current concept of the experimental program on source development for mirror machines. There are two major facilities involved: (1) A comparatively small machine whose code name is "Guppy", and, (2) A larger d.c. mirror geometry whose code name is "Waldo."
Date: September 30, 1955
Creator: Lamb, W. A. S.
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Particle Deconfinement in a Bent Magnetic Mirror

Description: Coils misalignment in a magnetic mirror can produce additional particle transport. The magnetic field non axi-symmetry is responsible for radial and longitudinal drifts in a way much similar to the neo-classical transport in a tandem mirror cell distorted by end plugs. Accordingly, a regime exhibiting large radial displacements - similar to the resonant regime in tandem mirrors - can be obtained by confining ions azimuthally, for example by means of a properly tuned radial electric field. Because of the mass dependence of the magnetic field non-homogeneity drift velocities, the azimuthal trapping is mass specific, allowing in principle the filtering of a specific species based on its mass.
Date: September 6, 2012
Creator: Gueroult, Renaud
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