Acceleration to hypervelocities using minimum energy concepts [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1987. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 4 : digital, PDF file
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- Los Alamos National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Experiments have begun at Los Alamos to assess the potential of using spheromaks to transfer energy from large, slow moving metal walls to much smaller, faster moving less massive walls so as to achieve hypervelocities in the 20 to 60 km/s range. A large plate transfers energy to the spheromak during a slow compression. The spheromak then releases this energy in a much shorter time to the small plate, accelerating it to much higher velocity. It has been estimated that velocity gains in excess of 4 (V/sub final/ ..-->.. 20 km/s) can be achieved in a practical single stage experiment.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 06/01/1987., "la-ur-87-1846", " conf-870631-2", "DE87011796", 8. US symposium on compact toroid research and the 9. US/Japan workshop on compact toroids, College Park, MD, USA, 4 Jun 1987., and Marklin, G.
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