Production of Thermonuclear Plasmas by Anomalous Diffusion of Magnetic Fields in a High Voltage Theta Pinch.
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MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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The report summarizes work done at the University of Maryland in the problem of plasma heating by application of a large amplitude magnetic pulse at the plasma boundary. The authors have been particularly interested in the ion heating resulting from drift instabilities and its scaling with initial plasma conditions. In the reporting period work was concentrated on measurements of x-ray intensities as an indication of electron temperature, and on electron heat loss processes. Attempts were made to directly measure ion energy spectra, and to measure electron densities.
- Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics