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Analytical Experiments Using a Bias-Type Traveling Wave Direct Energy Converter Simulator Installed on Gamma 10 Tandem Mirror

H. Takeno, M. Kume, S. Harada, Y. Yasaka, K. Ichimura, Y. Nakashima

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 61 / Number 1T / January 2012 / Pages 125-128

Fusion / Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems

In order to investigate working characteristics of traveling wave direct energy converter (TWDEC) to flux with wide energy spread, the second-phase experiments of the research project using end-loss flux of GAMMA 10 were performed. The end-loss flux of the normal operation and that of the one-side plugging operation of GAMMA 10 were introduced to a bias-type TWDEC. The variation of effect of TWDEC operation was examined on relative phase difference between the modulator and the decelerator voltages. Both deceleration and acceleration effect were found according to the relative phase difference for the end-loss flux of both normal and one-side plugging operations.

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