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1. (WO2018201226) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPLODING A LIQUID LINER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/201226    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2018/050456
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G21B 1/11
H05H 1/24
Applicants: GENERAL FUSION INC.
Inventors: ZIMMERMANN, Joerg
PLANT, David Franklin
BOUCHAL, Robert Vlastimil
TYLER, Troy Nickolas
SUPONITSKY, Victoria
DELAGE, Michael Harcourt
LABERGE, Michel Georges
WILLIAMS, Malcolm Newton
Title: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPLODING A LIQUID LINER
Abstract:
Examples of systems for imploding liquid liner are described. The imploding system comprises a vessel and a rotating member positioned within the vessel. The rotating member has a plurality of shaped blades that form a plurality of curved passages that have an inboard opening at an inner surface and an outboard end at an outer surface. The rotating member is at least partially filled with liquid medium. A driver is used to rotate the rotating member such that when the rotating member rotates the liquid medium is forced into the passages forming a liquid liner with an interface curved with respect to an axis of rotation and defining a cavity. The system further comprises an implosion driver that changes the rotational speed of the rotating member such that the liquid liner is imploded inwardly collapsing the cavity. The imploding liquid liner can be used in plasma compression systems.