Accession Number:

ADA639301

Title:

LSX, the World's Largest FRC Plasma Physics Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STI OPTRONICS INC BELLEVUE WA

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The summer of 1990 marked the completion on time and under budget of a 14M very large reversed-field theta pinch experiment, called LSX Larges Experiment, at STI Optronics. LSX is currently generating field reversed configurations FRCs with dimensions such that the physics has reactor relevance. The FRCs are formed using slow, programmed formation techniques which rely upon ohmic heating and axial compression-heating rather than the more standard theta pinch method of radial shock heating 1,2. Figure 1 demonstrates the FRC plasma geometry.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE