Inductive Energy Transfer Using a Flying Capacitor

  • E. P. Dick
  • C.-H. Dustmann


A new inductive energy transfer system for fusion reactor technology using superconductive coils is proposed. Transfer is achieved stepwise by a small thyristor-switched capacitor between the inductances. The system is highly efficient and allows return of the transferred energy. Transfer times are in the one-second range. A superconductive 10 kJ model was designed and built. In tests, 80% of the stored energy was transfered into a load within 0.5 seconds.


Transfer Time Superconductive Coil Commutation Limit Storage Inductor Load Coil 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. Dick
    • 1
  • C.-H. Dustmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Gesellschaft für Kernforschung KarlsruheInstitut für Experimentelle Kernphysik IIIKarlsruheGermany

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