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Title: Compact toroid generation, lifetime, and stability studies in linear reversed-field theta pinch geometries, (TRX-1): Second annual and final report, June 1981-March 1983

Abstract

Four major areas have been investigated in the triggered reconnection experiment (TRX) program. These areas are flux trapping; formation (reconnection and axial dynamics); stability; and lifetime. This report describes the progress in each of these areas. Flux trapping for relatively slow field reversal rates due to the formation of a wall sheath has been accomplished and techniques have been developed for both triggered and programmed reconnection and the formation process has been optimized for maximum flux retention. Rotational n=2 instability has been controlled through the use of octopole barrier fields and long particle lifetimes have been achieved through optimization of the formation process. 46 refs., 63 figs., 4 tabs. (FI)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Mathematical Sciences Northwest, Inc., Bellevue, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6400773
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/53096-2
ON: DE87011083
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-80ER53096
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COMPACT TORUS; REVERSE-FIELD PINCH; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; D CODES; DOPPLER BROADENING; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ENERGY LOSSES; EQUILIBRIUM PLASMA; FLUX DENSITY; IMPLOSIONS; PLASMA INSTABILITY; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; COMPUTER CODES; CONFINEMENT; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; INSTABILITY; LINE BROADENING; LOSSES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PINCH EFFECT; PLASMA; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TORI; 700101* - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Confinement, Heating, & Production; 700202 - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Magnet Coils & Fields

Citation Formats

Hoffman, A.L., and Slough, J.T. Compact toroid generation, lifetime, and stability studies in linear reversed-field theta pinch geometries, (TRX-1): Second annual and final report, June 1981-March 1983. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Hoffman, A.L., & Slough, J.T. Compact toroid generation, lifetime, and stability studies in linear reversed-field theta pinch geometries, (TRX-1): Second annual and final report, June 1981-March 1983. United States.
Hoffman, A.L., and Slough, J.T. Thu . "Compact toroid generation, lifetime, and stability studies in linear reversed-field theta pinch geometries, (TRX-1): Second annual and final report, June 1981-March 1983". United States.
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author = {Hoffman, A.L. and Slough, J.T.},
abstractNote = {Four major areas have been investigated in the triggered reconnection experiment (TRX) program. These areas are flux trapping; formation (reconnection and axial dynamics); stability; and lifetime. This report describes the progress in each of these areas. Flux trapping for relatively slow field reversal rates due to the formation of a wall sheath has been accomplished and techniques have been developed for both triggered and programmed reconnection and the formation process has been optimized for maximum flux retention. Rotational n=2 instability has been controlled through the use of octopole barrier fields and long particle lifetimes have been achieved through optimization of the formation process. 46 refs., 63 figs., 4 tabs. (FI)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {9}
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