APPLICATION OF RAILGUN PRINCIPLE TO HIGH-VELOCITY HYDROGEN PELLET INJECTION FOR MAGNETIC FUSION REACTOR REFUELING.

K. Kim, J. Honig

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Abstract

Design, construction, testing, and performance evaluation of a small-ore plasma-arc-driven electromagnetic railgun system are described. The railgun system, which is intended for injecting high-velocity hydrogen pellets into the magnetic fusion devices for the purpose of refueling, has two acceleration stages. One consists of a gas gun preaccelerator and the other a railgun booster accelerator. The plasma-arc armature is formed behind the pellet by electrically discharging the propellant gas following the pellet into the railgun from the gas gun.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-377
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Technology
Volume6
Issue number2 pt 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
EventSel Pap from the 9th Int Vac Congr and the 5th Int Conf on Solid Surf - Madrid, Sp
Duration: Sep 26 1983Oct 1 1983

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