## Radiation Pressure Confinement: The Shock Pinch and Feasibility of Fusion PropulsionPhysical Research Laboratory, Space Technology Laboratories, Incorporated, 1959 - Controlled fusion - 24 pages |

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adiabatic analysis application approaches assumed assumptions attention average balanced boiling boundary Bz field camera capacitor cavity chamber charged particle power coil compared compression configuration confinement containment power convert corresponds cross cylindrical conductors described designed determine dielectric dielectric constant difficulty discharge tube dissipated electric electric field electromagnetic eliminate energy equal equation escape frequency further fusion given Hence inductance initial interest Ionization leads less limited lithium magnetic field mass maximum mean mixture motion neglect NONADIABATIC obtained ohmic heating order of magnitude piston plasma density plates possible potential produce proper radiation power radiation pressure radius Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation reaction reason reflected rest rocket propulsion shock heating SHOCK PINCH shown in Figure slow solution specific speed stabilized containment sufficient switch temperature thermal thermonuclear power thrust tion toroidal torus transferred volume walls wave weight