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
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
Neutron yield and Lawson criterion for plasma with inertial electrostatic confinement
The physics of plasma formation is discussed in the systems with inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) during the convergent to the axis of cylindrical geometry of the ion flow accelerated
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
Numerical assessment of the plasma properties in an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement device
Valutazione numerica delle proprieta fisiche del plasma nel nucleo di un dispositivo a confinamento inerziale elettrostatico.


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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