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Title: Formation of Collisionless High-{beta} Plasmas by Odd-Parity Rotating Magnetic Fields

Abstract

Odd-parity rotating magnetic fields (RMF{sub o}) applied to mirror-configuration plasmas have produced average electron energies exceeding 200 eV at line-averaged electron densities of {approx}10{sup 12} cm{sup -3}. These plasmas, sustained for over 10{sup 3}{tau}{sub Alfven}, have low Coulomb collisionality, v{sub c}*{identical_to}L/{lambda}{sub C}{approx}10{sup -3}, where {lambda}{sub C} is the Coulomb scattering mean free path and L is the plasma's characteristic half length. Divertors allow reduction of the electron-neutral collision frequency to values where the RMF{sub o} coupling indicates full penetration of the RMF{sub o} to the major axis.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20951213
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 14; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.145002; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ALFVEN WAVES; COULOMB SCATTERING; ELECTRON COLLISIONS; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRONS; EV RANGE 100-1000; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MEAN FREE PATH; PARITY; PLASMA

Citation Formats

Cohen, S. A., Berlinger, B., Brunkhorst, C., Brooks, A., Ferraro, N., Lundberg, D. P., Roach, A., and Glasser, A. H.. Formation of Collisionless High-{beta} Plasmas by Odd-Parity Rotating Magnetic Fields. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.145002.
Cohen, S. A., Berlinger, B., Brunkhorst, C., Brooks, A., Ferraro, N., Lundberg, D. P., Roach, A., & Glasser, A. H.. Formation of Collisionless High-{beta} Plasmas by Odd-Parity Rotating Magnetic Fields. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.145002.
Cohen, S. A., Berlinger, B., Brunkhorst, C., Brooks, A., Ferraro, N., Lundberg, D. P., Roach, A., and Glasser, A. H.. Fri . "Formation of Collisionless High-{beta} Plasmas by Odd-Parity Rotating Magnetic Fields". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.145002.
@article{osti_20951213,
title = {Formation of Collisionless High-{beta} Plasmas by Odd-Parity Rotating Magnetic Fields},
author = {Cohen, S. A. and Berlinger, B. and Brunkhorst, C. and Brooks, A. and Ferraro, N. and Lundberg, D. P. and Roach, A. and Glasser, A. H.},
abstractNote = {Odd-parity rotating magnetic fields (RMF{sub o}) applied to mirror-configuration plasmas have produced average electron energies exceeding 200 eV at line-averaged electron densities of {approx}10{sup 12} cm{sup -3}. These plasmas, sustained for over 10{sup 3}{tau}{sub Alfven}, have low Coulomb collisionality, v{sub c}*{identical_to}L/{lambda}{sub C}{approx}10{sup -3}, where {lambda}{sub C} is the Coulomb scattering mean free path and L is the plasma's characteristic half length. Divertors allow reduction of the electron-neutral collision frequency to values where the RMF{sub o} coupling indicates full penetration of the RMF{sub o} to the major axis.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.145002},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 14,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}
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