To charge the targets with thermonuclear fuel, an argon gas chamber was used with the help of a binocular loupe. The targets will be tested in the Pulsotron-3 fusion reactor, where the 50 mega-amp barrier is expected to be overcome in a month.Loading Targets with Fusion Fuel
Also, it was made the tests S3048 and S3049. in both tests one of the coils was damaged and repaired. The electric energy recovered was higher than before but less than using larger coils
It was tested again the 7 coils energy recovery system, where the short coils were modified in order to increase energy recovery as long as the large ones can’t fit inside the alpha particles shield.
In the S3045 the recovered energy was almost the same as the large coils, but we lost data from oscilloscope connected to the coils in the S3046 test, so the test must be repeated.
In test S3046, it was measured 62 kiloteslas, but 25.3 kiloteslas remained during 6 microseconds as can be seen in the scope plot. It is like the plasma ball generates its own magnetic field after the discharge was finished
In the test S3047 we reinforced the arc recovery system using 6 times more thick wire, but it was damaged again. The recovered energy was half of the 7 coils system.
It was made a test of the coil to be used in the high voltage coil to be installed in the Miranda reactor, HV configuration.
In the configuration of one turn primary coil, it was generated a secondary voltage of 166 times the primary one
In the second configuration with a primary coil length larger, only a 143x gain was achieved, and in the third using 2 coil system the multiplication factor was 284x that could lead in 500kV pulses
It was tested using short energy harvesting coils to be fit in the Ignition Chamber. As a result, they collect about 20% less energy. it was tried to change coil shapes in tests S3043 and S3044 but with unsuccessful results.
The magnetic sensor-3 obtains high levels of the magnetic field: between 225-238 kiloteslas in the 3041 test and between 219-242 kiloteslas in the second test.
The TOF measurements show that the plasma ball was broken sooner than in other tests but at least 88% of the capacitor bank energy was discharged inside before breaking.
It was demonstrated that as more energy is collected, more powerful is the voltage transient during the current injection, so a higher magnetic coupling is performed between the bank capacitor and its transmission lines to the energy recovery coils
It was Abuilt a small prototype of the high voltage Miranda power supply, but the test failed when trying to couple primary and secondary magnetic fields.