Global Patent Index - EP 1082726 A2

EP 1082726 A2 2001-03-14 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSING A BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATE OF ATOMS

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSING A BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATE OF ATOMS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR KOMPRESSION EINES BOSE-EINSTEIN ATOMSKONDENSATES

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE COMPRIMER UN CONCENTRE D'ATOMES DE BOSE-EINSTEIN

Publication

EP 1082726 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99937139 A

Priority

  • US 9909277 W
  • US 8351798 P
  • US 8554698 P
  • US 8997198 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9956284A2] A Bose-Einstein condensate (102) of atoms is compressed and/or rapidly de-condensed in the reaction chamber (104) by a beam (109) in order to achieve nuclear fusion. A pre-formed Bose-Einstein condensate of atoms may be introduced into the reaction chamber (104), or the constituent atoms of the Bose-Einstein condensate may be introduced into the reaction chamber (104) with formation of the Bose-Einstein condensate from the constituent atoms occurring subsequently inside the reaction chamber (104). The constituent atoms of the Bose-Einstein condensate may be bosons, Fermions or both. The beam (109) is directed at and focused on the Bose-Einstein condensate so as to maximise the total compression of the Bose-Einstein condensate. Upon de-condensing, the Bose-Einstein condensate atoms fuse, releasing substantial amounts of energy. This energy is harnessed and used to drive a turbine (120) to run a generator (122).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G21B 1/00; G21B 1/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G21B 1/00 (2006.01); H05H 1/22 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G21B 1/19 (2013.01); G21B 1/00 (2013.01); G21B 1/23 (2013.01); Y02E 30/16 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE ES FR GB IT LI SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9956284 A2 19991104; WO 9956284 A3 20001012; AU 5202699 A 19991116; CA 2328621 A1 19991104; EP 1082726 A2 20010314; EP 1082726 A4 20011031; JP 2002527719 A 20020827

INPADOC legal status


2004-06-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031103

2001-10-31 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20010913

2001-10-31 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT CH DE ES FR GB IT LI SE

2001-10-24 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 21B 1/00 A, 7G 21B 1/02 B, 7H 05H 1/22 B

2001-03-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001115

2001-03-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT CH DE ES FR GB IT LI SE