Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Plasma accelerator

United States Patent

November 26, 2002
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer Division Website
There has been invented an apparatus for acceleration of a plasma having coaxially positioned, constant diameter, cylindrical electrodes which are modified to converge (for a positive polarity inner electrode and a negatively charged outer electrode) at the plasma output end of the annulus between the electrodes to achieve improved particle flux per unit of power.
Wang; Zhehui (Los Alamos, NM), Barnes; Cris W. (Santa Fe, NM)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 672,045
September 29, 2000
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.