Production of Thermonuclear Plasmas by Anomalous Diffusion of Magnetic Fields in a High Voltage Theta Pinch.
Annual summary rept. Nov 70-Nov 71.
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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The report describes work being performed at the University of Maryland on understanding collisionless dissipation mechanisms operative when a large-amplitude magnetic pulse is applied to a low density magnetized plasma it covers the period November 1970 to November 1971. The experimental device is described in the report presented at the IAEA Novosibirsk meeting in 1968. During the present reporting period emphasis was on understanding the details of instabilities occurring in the fast theta-pinch device, and on acquiring measurements of quantities fluctuating electric fields, ion particle distributions that could be compared to theory. Author
- Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics