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Title:Fokker -Planck Modeling of Spherical Inertial Electrostatic, Virtual -Cathode Fusion Systems
Author(s):Chacon De La Rosa, Luis
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Miley, George H.
Department / Program:Nuclear Engineering
Discipline:Nuclear Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Nuclear
Abstract:Results show that steady-state solutions of the bounce-averaged Fokker-Planck equation in which the Maxwellian ion population---absolutely confined in the electrostatic well---is dominant correspond to lowest ion recirculation powers (and hence highest fusion energy gains). Also, it is shown that the square-well assumption---used ubiquitously in previous analytical estimates of IEC fusion energy gain limits---is in fact a pessimistic one, and that more realistic parabolic-like wells are much more efficient operating regimes with fusion power to ion input power ratios >100 have been identified.
Issue Date:2000
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:180 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85950
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9955597
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2000


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