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Title: Maintaining the closed magnetic-field-line topology of a field-reversed configuration with the addition of static transverse magnetic fields

Abstract

The effects on magnetic-field-line structure of adding various static transverse magnetic fields to a Solov'ev-equilibrium field-reversed configuration are examined. It is shown that adding fields that are antisymmetric about the axial midplane maintains the closed field-line structure, while adding fields with planar or helical symmetry opens the field structure. Antisymmetric modes also introduce pronounced shear. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)
  2. University of Washington, Redmond Plasma Physics Laboratory, Redmond, Washington 98052 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216545
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; TOPOLOGY; FIELD-REVERSED THETA PINCH DEVICES; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; PLASMA INSTABILITY; MAGNETIC FIELD REVERSAL; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Cohen, S. A., and Milroy, R. D. Maintaining the closed magnetic-field-line topology of a field-reversed configuration with the addition of static transverse magnetic fields. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1063/1.874094.
Cohen, S. A., & Milroy, R. D. Maintaining the closed magnetic-field-line topology of a field-reversed configuration with the addition of static transverse magnetic fields. United States. doi:10.1063/1.874094.
Cohen, S. A., and Milroy, R. D. Thu . "Maintaining the closed magnetic-field-line topology of a field-reversed configuration with the addition of static transverse magnetic fields". United States. doi:10.1063/1.874094.
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title = {Maintaining the closed magnetic-field-line topology of a field-reversed configuration with the addition of static transverse magnetic fields},
author = {Cohen, S. A. and Milroy, R. D.},
abstractNote = {The effects on magnetic-field-line structure of adding various static transverse magnetic fields to a Solov'ev-equilibrium field-reversed configuration are examined. It is shown that adding fields that are antisymmetric about the axial midplane maintains the closed field-line structure, while adding fields with planar or helical symmetry opens the field structure. Antisymmetric modes also introduce pronounced shear. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.874094},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 6,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}