The magnetic centrifugal mass filter

Abraham J. Fetterman, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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Abstract

Mass filters using rotating plasmas have been considered for separating nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel. We propose a new mass filter that utilizes centrifugal and magnetic confinement of ions in a way similar to the asymmetric centrifugal trap. This magnetic centrifugal mass filter is shown to be more proliferation resistant than present technology. This filter is collisional and produces well confined output streams, among other advantages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number094503
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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