Proceedings of the IEEE

Issue 8 • Aug. 1981

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): c1
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  • Scanning the issue

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):867 - 868
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  • An interpretive overview of the United States magnetic fusion program

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):869 - 884
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    The scientific and technological base for the production of fusion energy from a magnetically confined plasma has developed rapidly in the last ten years. Theoretical understanding of plasma phenomena based on sophisticated experiments analyzed by modern diagnostic instruments and powerful computers has led to an improved predictive capability. Historically independent magnetic confinement concept... View full abstract»

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  • Status of the Tokamak program

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):885 - 917
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    During the past two decades, the tokamak program has made significant advances. As a result of these advances, the program has expanded, and construction is nearly completed of large facilities including the U.S. Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR), that are capable of achieving energy breakeven in the plasma. Design work is under way on the next application phase, exemplified by the U.S. Fusion En... View full abstract»

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  • Tokamak reactor studies

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):917 - 934
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    This paper presents an overview of tokamak reactor studies with particular attention to commercial reactor concepts developed within the last three years. Emphasis is placed on DT fueled reactors for electricity production. A brief history of tokamak reactor studies is presented. The STARFIRE, NUWMAK, and HFCTR studies are highlighted. Recent developments that have increased the commercial attract... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental progress in magnetic-mirror fusion research

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):935 - 957
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    This paper discusses experimental progress in the control, confinement, and understanding of magnetic-mirror confined plasmas. We summarize the data base established in previous experiments on which magnetic-mirror principles are based. It includes a detailed description of present tandem and field-reversed mirror experimental results. In addition, we discuss the concepts and parameters of experim... View full abstract»

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  • Mirror-reactor studies

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):958 - 967
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    The magnetic-mirror reactor concept has evolved from a simple, spherical-shaped plasma, confined in a magnetic field produced by a baseball or yin-yang coil set, to multiple-cell configurations called tandem mirrors. During its evolution the reactor concept has become more practical in terms of producing a saleable commodity. Specifically, the market for this fusion energy is predicted to be for f... View full abstract»

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  • Safety and environmental issues of fusion reactors

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):968 - 976
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    This paper reviews the safety and environmental issues associated with magnetic fusion reactors and discusses approaches to reduce or eliminate related concerns. The radioactive material in a fusion reactor includes tritium, burned as a fuel, and activation products produced by neutrons from the fusion reactions. Ensuring that these materials will not affect the public requires a strategy to minim... View full abstract»

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  • Magnet development

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):977 - 1011
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    A review of the status of magnet development for the magnetic fusion energy program is given. Present day machines in the mirror, bumpy torus and tokamak programs are reviewed as are the future requirements for the mirror and tokamak programs. The review is focused on superconducting magnet considerations, but includes the resistive magnetics from TFTR to illustrate the common structural features ... View full abstract»

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  • Neutral beam heating applications and development

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1012 - 1029
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    The technique of heating the plasma in magnetically confined fusion devices by the injection of intense beams of neutral atoms is described. The basic principles governing the physics of neutral beam heating and cosiderations involved in determining the injection energy, power, and pulse length required for a fusion reactor are discussed. The pertinent experimental results from various fusion devi... View full abstract»

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  • Radio frequency wave applications in magnetic fusion devices

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1030 - 1043
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    An overview of RF wave applications in magnetic fusion devices is given. A summary of the wave physics, the present experimental progress, and the technological development of RF heating is presented. Particular emphasis is placed on the technological requirements of wave launchers, transmission systems, and RF generators for the three main frequency ranges: the ion cyclotron (ICRF), the lower hyb... View full abstract»

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  • Computing in magnetic fusion

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1043 - 1055
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    Computers of every kind have become indispensable to the progress of the U.S. Magnetic Fusion Program. This review provides a broad perspective of every application: control and analysis of experiments; the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center and its network of machines across the U.S.; the growth of engineering computations; the contributions of computational physics to plasma theory ... View full abstract»

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  • Materials applications for magnetic fusion

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1056 - 1068
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    Advanced fusion devices will require that materials in various applications perform adequately under combinations of thermal and mechanical loads, electric and magnetic fields and neutron radiation. This article illustrates several aspects of materials technology for fusion by focusing on three major components-first wall structures, blankets, and large superconducting magnets. In describing the f... View full abstract»

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  • Tritium handling requirements and development for fusion

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1069 - 1080
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    Tritium technology development for the U.S. Department of Energy fusion program is taking place principally at three laboratories: Mound Facility, Argonne National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. This paper reviews major aspects of these three programs and discusses aspects of the tritium technology development at other laboratories in the U.S. Facilities and experiments discussed ... View full abstract»

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  • Reflection of millimeter waves by a corrugated ferrite slab waveguide

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1083 - 1084
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    The electromagnetic wave interactions in a corrugated ferrite slab have been investigated using a singular boundary perturbation procedure, which are supported subsequently by experiments in the millimeter-wave region. View full abstract»

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  • On the ranks of certain matrices

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1084 - 1086
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    A few basic results regarding the ranks of certain types of matrices are presented. Also, some bounds on the ranks of the real and imaginary parts of a positive semi-definite Hermitian matrix are worked out. Applications of particular cases of these results in the areas like passive network synthesis, generation of two-variable reactance matrices, etc., are pointed out. View full abstract»

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  • Correction to "Special properties of complement codes for redundant residue number systems"

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 1086
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  • Comparison of the absorption characteristics of block and prolate spheroidal models of man exposed to near fields of short electric dipole

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1086 - 1087
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    It is shown that the average specific absorption rates (SAR's) in a prolate spheroidal model of man are essentially the same as those for a block model of man irradiated by a short electric dipole at 27.12 MHz, even in the near fields. For purposes of average SAR, this allows use of the simpler and less expensive prolate spheroidal calculations. View full abstract»

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  • ORACLS

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 1088
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  • Book alert

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 1088
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): c4
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