Study of Green Energy Production in INTI’s 3 kJ Plasma Focus Device

Arwinder, Singh and Pavandeep, Kaur and Jeya Gopi, Raman and Teh, Thiam Oun and Saw, Sor Heoh and Lee, Sing (2022) Study of Green Energy Production in INTI’s 3 kJ Plasma Focus Device. Journal of Innovation and Technology, 2022 (23). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2805-5179

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Green and sustainable energy production has recently become a topic of great interest due to limited natural resources such as oil and gas, the increasing political turmoil and environmental concerns over temperature increase due to greenhouse effect. In INTI, a basic study of the creation of green energy or plasma energy was carried out. Plasma can be understood as the highest energy state of matter. When matter is heated to a high enough temperature, it is ionized into positive and negative charged particles with potential of energy production. To study such energy production, INTI’s 3 kJ Mather- type plasma focus machine is charged to 13.5 kV and discharged into 3 Torr deuterium gas. This machine produces a current sheet that travels at extremely high speeds which will heat and compress (pinch) the plasma above the anode to produce extremely high temperature. This pinch undergoes instabilities and breaks up releasing intense electromagnetic radiation (including fusion energy). To make fusion energy more reliable and commercially viable, continuous fusion reaction is needed and plasma should be sustained over a long period of time. The leading candidate for a fusion reactor is a different plasma machine call a tokamak, but the plasma focus is emerging as a more compact contender.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green Energy, Plasma, Deuterium Gas, Fusion Energy, Neutron Yield
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 01:33
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 01:33

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