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Magnetic multipole redirector of moving plasmas

United States Patent

September 28, 1999
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A method and apparatus for redirecting moving plasma streams using a multiple array of magnetic field generators (e.g., permanent magnets or current bearing wires). Alternate rows of the array have opposite magnetic field directions. A fine wire mesh may be employed to focus as well as redirect the plasma.
Crow; James T. (Albuquerque, NM), Mowrer; Gary R. (Cedar Crest, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 718,049
September 11, 1996
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.