The use of solid pellets of hydrogen isotopes to refuel thermonuclear fusion reactors based on the tokamak configuration will require that the pellets be accelerated to high velocities. One possible method of acceleration is to interact a fast plasma from a plasma gun with the pellets. In this paper preliminary results are given on the acceleration of solid pellets with a plasma gun. The plasma-gun requirements for successful acceleration to high velocities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)826-828
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'Acceleration of solid pellets using a plasma gun'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this