• Engineering
  • Published 1981

Development of a current 'crowbar' switching system for a nuclear fusion reactor

@inproceedings{Chang1981DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a current 'crowbar' switching system for a nuclear fusion reactor},
  author={Jong San Chang and Yukinori Ichikawa and Takayuki Kaneda},
  year={1981}
}
One engineering aspect of fusion reactors that is still in the primitive stage is the development of a crowbar method for short-circuiting the high-power L-C circuits. At McMaster University the study and development of a crowbar method using a shock-heated molecular or atomic beam plasma is in progress. The novel feature of this system is the addition of a second low-pressure section which is located at the end of a shock tube and connected by a fast-opening shutter, expansion nozzle and… CONTINUE READING