A General Critique of Inertial-Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Systems


The suitability of various implementations of inertial-electrostatic confinement (IEC) systems'for use as D-T, D-D, D-3He, p-l 1B, and p-6Li reactors is examined; these IEC designs create a deep electrostatic potential well within the plasma in order to confine and accelerate ions, and they typically use magnetic fields or electrostatic grids to confine… (More)


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