author={Oleg A. Lavrent’ev},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Theoretical and experimental studies of thermonuclear systems using electrostatic thermal insulation of high-temperature plasma along with magnetic insulation are described. The field of force may be either an electric field or a combination of electric and magnetic fields. (MOW) 

Plasma potential in electrostatically plugged cusps and mirrors

From a study of the particle balance equations for ions and electrons confined by a combination of electric and magnetic fields, the potential barrier heights are determined. The theoretical

Negative plasma potentials produced by supplemental electron emission

A detailed investigation of the effects of supplemental electron injection into a multi‐dipole argon plasma is presented. It is shown that an increase in the density of non‐ionizing electrons

Confinement in a double-cusp electromagnetic trap

Measurements in an electrostatically stoppered double-cusp machine have verified the formation of an ion-confining potential well. However, a significant ion-confining barrier is not formed in the

Plasma density in an electrostatically plugged spindle cusp

The theoretical plasma density and confinement time for an electrostatically plugged spindle cusp experiment (R=0.16 m, Br=0.3 T, Bz=0.5 T) are compared with experimental data. The plasma is produced

Equilibrium plasma conditions in electrostatically plugged cusps and mirrors

The goal is to estimate the feasibility of using electrostatically plugged cusps and mirrors to confine thermonuclear plasmas. Assuming the density of ’’trapped electrons’’ to be small, the present

Ion bunching in electronic space‐charge regions

This experimental work demonstrates that energy can be transferred from an electron beam to ions in a volumetric plasma source. Furthermore, it is shown that the resulting space‐charge neutralized

Electric potential in a magnetically confined virtual cathode fusion device

The magnetically confined virtual cathode (MCVC) is an approach to nuclear fusion in which multipole magnetic traps are used to confine a dense cloud of electrons and thereby establish a deep

An inertial electrostatic confinement fusion system based on graphite

Inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) devices use concentric electrodes to accelerate ions to sufficient energies to produce nuclear fusion. In a previous publication, we have indicated that, when

Building Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Device Aimed for a Small Neutron Source

The aim of this paper introduces the preliminary results of the design and construction of first Egyptian inertial electrostatic confinement IEC fusion device. It consists of 2.8 cm stainless steel

The inertial electrostatic confinement approach to fusion power

  • G. Miley
  • Physics
    Proceedings of 16th International Symposium on Fusion Engineering
  • 1995
Inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) of a non-Maxwellian beam-dominated plasma for fusion, originally proposed in the 1950s, has received little attention until recently. Experiments have shown



Diocotron instability in a quasi-toroidal geometry.

Electron cloud drifting axially outside conducting toroidal cylinder in presence of radial electric and azimuthal magnetic fields

Inertial‐Electrostatic Confinement of Ionized Fusion Gases

The nonmagnetic, inertial‐electrostatic confinement of ionized gases in spherical geometry is discussed theoretically, and associated experiments are described. Assuming monoenergetic ion and

State of the Art of Inertial Electrostatic Containment

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  • 1967

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  • 1972

Investigation of a gas discharge in a spherical diode

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  • 1973