In this space, visitors are invited to post any comments, questions, or skeptical observations about Philo T. Farnsworth's contributions to the field of Nuclear Fusion research.
Subject: Re: Vacuum plasma windows and microwave accelerators
Date: Sep 21, 6:25 am
Poster: Scott Stephens
On Sep 21, 6:25 am, Scott Stephens wrote:
>The helical traveling wave pump tube idea is interesting, but best left to someone normally involved with microwaves and TWTs.
If I had the equipment and a confident feeling about modeling the plasma, I would consider phasing static cyclotron-electron resonances to accelerate ions. That is, keeping the elecrons in fixed orbits at microwave frequencies while creating a traveling wave for cyclotron-resonant ions. But any 'ol high current pulse would cause a longitudinal magnetic force that could evacuate a channel, and hopefully not damage the fusor.
And if the traveling wave structure could be made coaxial like a Marshall or Plasma Gun, it could shoot out ion-vortex plasma bullets. Halloweens comming up and I still haven't made a vortex pumkin smasher.