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Designing a reactor is complicated but building one may be harder. Even companies that have had lots of practice haven’t always done it well. And all the power reactors in service today were built by companies that had years of experience in other kinds of big steam-electric power plants. In contrast, some of the creative new designs now moving toward commercialization come from start-ups that have never built anything at all. How should they prepare?
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At both end cells of GAMMA 10, two of Magneto-Plasma-Dynamic Arcjet (MPDA) are installed. MPDAs consists of two coaxial electrodes (tungsten stick and molybdic cylinder), and can produce quasi-stationary hydrogen plasmas. In GAMMA 10, the plasma generated by the MPDAs are used as the seed plasma. The main plasma is produced by ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) waves in combination with the hydrogen gas injection. In the center at r=0 near the mirror throat of plug/barrier cell, the flow velocity and the mach number are measured with a mach probe in cases of several discharge voltages. The flow velocity and the mach number increase with the discharge voltage. The mach number of the seed plasma and the main plasma (from the confined region) is also measured in the radial direction. The flow velocity and the mach number of the seed plasma become small in the core region than in the peripheral region.