PLASMA TRANSPORT AND STABILITY IN A 'MINIMUM-B' MAGNETIC FIELD.
SPERRY RAND RESEARCH CENTER SUDBURY MASS
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The report covers the second years effort under a program of research into fusion-plasma containment, transport and stability in which a relatively small, versatile, accessible and inexpensive thermally-ionized cesium plasma is used as an experimental simulant for a hot fusion plasma. The characteristics of the simulant plasma and the basis of simulation have been presented earlier this report will cover the detailed investigation of anomalous plasma transport in the simulant plasma of the TOPSY Q-device-with special attention to a possible correlation of plasma transport and low-frequency plasma oscillations and to ionizer-temperature-gradient effects-in uniform axial and minimum-B magnetic field geometries, as well as some preliminary results of a continuing investigation into ion-velocity-anisotropy driven microinstabilities. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics