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Prashant M Valanju

from Austin, TX
Age ~68

Prashant Valanju Phones & Addresses

  • 4602 Eby Ln, Austin, TX 78731 (512) 323-5921
  • 4602 Eby Ln, Austin, TX 78731 (512) 323-5921
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Easton, TX

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Position: Professional/Technical

Education

Degree: Graduate or professional degree

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Prashant Valanju

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Location:
Austin, Texas Area
Industry:
Higher Education
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United States
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Prashant Valanju
Manager
University of Texas at Austin
Library · College/University
300 W 21 St, Austin, TX 78712
PO Box 7219, Austin, TX 78713
(512) 471-8944

Publications

Us Patents

Tokamak Reactor For Treating Fertile Material Or Waste Nuclear By-Products

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US Patent:
8279994, Oct 2, 2012
Filed:
Oct 10, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/249303
Inventors:
Michael T. Kotschenreuther - Austin TX,
Swadesh M. Mahajan - Austin TX,
Prashant M. Valanju - Austin TX,
Assignee:
Board of Regents, The University of Texas System - Austin TX
International Classification:
H05H 1/12
A62B 1/00
US Classification:
376173, 376134, 588305
Abstract:
Disclosed is a tokamak reactor. The reactor includes a first toroidal chamber, current carrying conductors, at least one divertor plate within the first toroidal chamber and a second chamber adjacent to the first toroidal chamber surrounded by a section that insulates the reactor from neutrons. The current carrying conductors are configured to confine a core plasma within enclosed walls of the first toroidal chamber such that the core plasma has an elongation of 1. 5 to 4 and produce within the first toroidal chamber at least one stagnation point at a perpendicular distance from an equatorial plane through the core plasma that is greater than the plasma minor radius. The at least one divertor plate and current carrying conductors are configured relative to one another such that the current carrying conductors expand the open magnetic field lines at the divertor plate.

Magnetic Confinement Device

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US Patent:
2010004, Feb 25, 2010
Filed:
Aug 25, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/197736
Inventors:
MICHAEL T. KOTSCHENREUTHER - Austin TX,
Prashant M. Valanju - Austin TX,
Swadesh M. Mahajan - Austin TX,
International Classification:
H05H 1/12
US Classification:
376134, 376133
Abstract:
Disclosed is a device comprising a chamber enclosed by walls about a central axis. The chamber has an inner radius and an outer radius relative to the central axis and is configured to magnetically contain a core plasma. The device is further comprised of a divertor plate configured for receiving exhaust heat. The divertor plate has a divertor radius relative to the central axis. The divertor radius is greater than or equal to the sum of a plasma minor radius and a major radius of the peak point closest to the corresponding divertor plate. The device can be used for containing a fusion plasma, as a compact fusion neutron source, or as a compact fusion energy source. Methods of exhausting heat from such a device when plasma is present therein are also described. This abstract is intended for use as a scanning tool only and is not intended to be limiting.

Fusion Neutron Source For Fission Applications

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US Patent:
2010006, Mar 11, 2010
Filed:
Sep 11, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/208532
Inventors:
Michael T. Kotschenreuther - Austin TX,
Swadesh M. Mahajan - Austin TX,
Prashant M. Valanju - Austin TX,
International Classification:
A62D 3/10
G21B 1/00
US Classification:
588311, 376107
Abstract:
Disclosed are a hybrid reactor, method, and device for improved nuclear fusion reactors to provide sufficient flux of fast neutrons with sufficient energy to transmutate transuranic wastes from nuclear fission and to be used in improved nuclear fuel cycles so as to effectively reduce the amount radio-toxicity, and the risks and costs of the disposal of nuclear waste, thereby reducing the cost of nuclear energy and increasing its acceptability as an energy source. This abstract is intended for use as a scanning tool only and is not intended to be limiting.

Replaceable Fusion Neutron Source

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US Patent:
2010011, May 13, 2010
Filed:
Nov 13, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/270608
Inventors:
MICHAEL T. KOTSCHENREUTHER - Austin TX,
Swadesh M. Mahajan - Austin TX,
Prashant M. Valanju - Austin TX,
International Classification:
G21B 1/05
US Classification:
376134, 376133, 376261
Abstract:
Disclosed are a replaceable fusion core that can be inserted and removed from the core of a nuclear fission reactor, thereby enabling the replacement of materials exposed to neutron flux and reducing outage times and “hybrid reactor, method, and device for improved nuclear fusion reactors to provide sufficient flux of fast neutrons with sufficient energy to transmutate transuranic wastes from nuclear fission and to be used in improved nuclear fuel cycles so as to effectively reduce the amount radio-toxicity, and the risks and costs of the disposal of nuclear waste, thereby reducing the cost of nuclear energy and increasing its acceptability as an energy source. This abstract is intended for use as a scanning tool only and is not intended to be limiting.

Nuclear Material Tracers

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US Patent:
2010024, Sep 30, 2010
Filed:
Mar 26, 2009
Appl. No.:
12/412284
Inventors:
Michael T. Kotschenreuther - Austin TX,
Swadesh M. Mahajan - Austin TX,
Prashant M. Valanju - Austin TX,
International Classification:
G21B 1/00
US Classification:
376146
Abstract:
Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods for creating tracer nuclear materials. In one aspect, a Compact Fusion Neutron Source (CFNS) as described herein, can be used to create tracer isotopes to be added to fissile fuels to aid in anti-proliferation, though other methods of creating isotopes are contemplated. The generation of the isotopes require (n,2) reactions, which can be caused by the high energy neutrons created by fusion. Potential tracer isotopes include U232, Th228 and Pu236, although other isotopes may be used. Such tracer isotopes can be created (such as by a CFNS), and then added to fissile materials at some stage of their processing. This abstract is intended for use as a scanning tool only and is not intended to be limiting.

Magnetic Confinement Device

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US Patent:
2010032, Dec 30, 2010
Filed:
Jun 25, 2010
Appl. No.:
12/823381
Inventors:
Michael T. Kotschenreuther - Austin TX,
Prashant M. Valanju - Austin TX,
Swadesh M. Mahajan - Austin TX,
International Classification:
G21B 1/05
H05H 1/12
G21B 1/11
US Classification:
376134, 976DIG003
Abstract:
Disclosed is a device comprising a chamber enclosed by walls about a central axis. The chamber has an inner radius and an outer radius relative to the central axis and is configured to magnetically contain a core plasma. The device is further comprised of a divertor plate configured for receiving exhaust heat. The divertor plate has a divertor radius relative to the central axis. The divertor radius is greater than or equal to the sum of a plasma minor radius and a major radius of the peak point closest to the corresponding divertor plate. The device can be used for containing a fusion plasma, as a compact fusion neutron source, or as a compact fusion energy source. Methods of exhausting heat from such a device when plasma is present therein are also described. This abstract is intended for use as a scanning tool only and is not intended to be limiting.

Neutron Source For Creation Of Isotopes

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US Patent:
2011001, Jan 20, 2011
Filed:
Jul 14, 2009
Appl. No.:
12/502525
Inventors:
Michael T. Kotschenreuther - Austin TX,
Swadesh M. Mahajan - Austin TX,
Prashant M. Valanju - Austin TX,
International Classification:
G21G 1/06
US Classification:
376158
Abstract:
Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods for creating radioisotopes. In one aspect, a Compact Fusion Neutron Source (CFNS) as described herein, can be used to create radioisotopes. The generation of the radioisotopes can utilize (n,2n), (n,p), (n,d), or (n,α) reactions, which can be caused by the high energy neutrons created by fusion. This abstract is intended for use as a scanning tool only and is not intended to be limiting.

Magnetic Confinement Device With Aluminum Or Aluminum-Alloy Magnets

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US Patent:
2011017, Jul 14, 2011
Filed:
Jan 11, 2010
Appl. No.:
12/685337
Inventors:
Michael T. Kotschenreuther - Austin TX,
Prashant M. Valanju - Austin TX,
Swadesh M. Mahajan - Austin TX,
International Classification:
G21B 1/05
US Classification:
376133
Abstract:
Disclosed is a device comprising a chamber enclosed by walls about a central axis. The chamber has an inner radius and an outer radius relative to the central axis and is configured to magnetically contain a core plasma. The device is further comprised of a divertor plate configured for receiving exhaust heat. The divertor plate has a divertor radius relative to the central axis. The divertor radius is greater than or equal to the sum of a plasma minor radius and a major radius of the peak point closest to the corresponding divertor plate. The device can be used for containing a fusion plasma, as a compact fusion neutron source, or as a compact fusion energy source. Methods of exhausting heat from such a device when plasma is present therein are also described. This abstract is intended for use as a scanning tool only and is not intended to be limiting.
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