Wave-driven countercurrent plasma centrifuge

Abraham J. Fetterman, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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A method for driving rotation and a countercurrent flow in a fully ionized plasma centrifuge is described. The rotation is produced by radiofrequency waves near the cyclotron resonance. The wave energy is transferred into potential energy in a manner similar to the α channeling effect. The countercurrent flow may also be driven by radiofrequency waves. By driving both the rotation and the flow pattern using waves instead of electrodes, physical and engineering issues may be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045003
JournalPlasma Sources Science and Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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