Energy Research, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec  2017, Pages 37-46; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Device Source of X-Ray Radiation

Energy Research, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec  2017, Pages 37-46.

DOI: 10.31058/

Gamal M. Elaragi 1*

1 Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Department, Nuclear Research Center, EAEA, Cairo, Egypt

Received: 14 December 2017; Accepted: 28 December 2017; Published: 15 January 2018

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The aim of this paper introduces the preliminary results of the design and construction of first Egyptian inertial electrostatic confinement IEC fusion device. It consists of 2.8 cm stainless steel cathode, 6.5 cm anode diameter with 10 cm diameter 30 cm height vacuum chamber. The operation of IEC experiments has concentrated on pulsed operation to achieve the high currents required to generate increased reactions rates. The discharge voltage waveform with peak voltage 20kV and current pulse waveform has been registered using pick-up coil with peak current about 170mA. Experiments are performed with nitrogen as operating gas at different pressures and voltages. Time resolved of x-ray radiation signals are obtained using fast radiation detector.


Detector, Plasma, Vacuum, Waveform, X-Rays


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