Accession Number:

AD0741913

Title:

Experimental Study of Force-Free, Collinear Plasma Structures,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FLA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Detailed measurements of the trapped magnetic fields and currents in plasma structures generated by conical theta-pinches are reported. Studies of these structures interacting with a magnetic barrier, and with each other in a collision at the center of a magnetic mirror, are reported. The magnetic well formed by the collision has been studied by simultaneous use of several diagnostic techniques. The measurements are in agreement with a force-free, collinear magnetic field configuration Wells, 1972. Arguments relating superposability and collinearity of flow fields to these observations are given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE