Patent Number: 6,486,593

Title: Plasma accelerator

Abstract: There has been invented an apparatus for acceleration of a plasma havingcoaxially positioned, constant diameter, cylindrical electrodes which aremodified to converge (for a positive polarity inner electrode and anegatively charged outer electrode) at the plasma output end of theannulus between the electrodes to achieve improved particle flux per unitof power.

Inventors: Wang; Zhehui (Los Alamos, NM), Barnes; Cris W. (Santa Fe, NM)


International Classification: H01J 37/32 (20060101); H05H 1/00 (20060101); H05H 1/54 (20060101); H01J 017/26 ()

Expiration Date: 11/22015