Handling of Deuterium Pellets for Plasma Refuelling

Peter Bjødstrup Jensen, Verner Andersen

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    The use of a guide tube technique to inject pellets in pellet-plasma experiments is described. The effect of the guide tube on the mass and speed of a slowly moving pellet ( nu approximately 150 m s-1) is negligible. To improve the divergence in trajectories of the pellets on leaving the guide tube a specially formed brass slide has been developed, which improves the aiming accuracy by a factor of 10. A simple method for determining the mass of larger pellets by means of a plate capacitor through which the pellets are shot is described. A method for small pellets as well has been investigated. This scheme employs a microwave cavity operating at aroung 9 GHz.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)785-793
    Publication statusPublished - 1982

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