The 24 Inch CUSP Experiment.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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A spectroscopically pure, fully ionized D2 plasma containing 2 X 10 to the 19th power ions is generated from solid D2 pellets using a sequence of a 100 J Nd-Glass laser pulse and a 1000 J CO2 laser pulse. The plasma is used to fill a cusp configured magnetic field with a beta 1 plasma. The width of the ring cusp is determined using laser scattering techniques. The laser scattering result, which agrees with chamber wall light emission and chemical deposits, is that the ring cusp is an ion Larmor radius wide, in contrast to recent experiments that have indicated that the cusp width is considerably narrower.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics