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Title: Auxiliary heating of a theta-pinch plasma by radial magnetoacoustic standing waves

Abstract

Auxiliary heating of a linear theta-pinch plasma column by an externally driven radial magnetoacoustic oscillation has been experimentally investigated. The axial field of the theta pinch was modulated in time at the frequency of the plasma's fundamental radial magnetoacoustic oscillation. The dissipation in the plasma column was sufficient to transfer into the plasma at least 9% of the energy stored in the auxiliary capacitor bank used to drive the oscillation. (AIP)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of California, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545
OSTI Identifier:
7250236
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Phys. Rev. Lett.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 37:14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LINEAR THETA PINCH DEVICES; ACOUSTIC HEATING; PLASMA HEATING; ELECTRON DENSITY; ENERGY TRANSFER; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETOACOUSTIC WAVES; HEATING; HIGH-FREQUENCY HEATING; HYDROMAGNETIC WAVES; LINEAR PINCH DEVICES; MAGNETIC-PUMPING HEATING; OPEN PLASMA DEVICES; PINCH DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; 700101* - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Confinement, Heating, & Production

Citation Formats

Jacobson, A R, Buchenauer, C J, Downing, J N, and Thomas, K S. Auxiliary heating of a theta-pinch plasma by radial magnetoacoustic standing waves. United States: N. p., 1976. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.897.
Jacobson, A R, Buchenauer, C J, Downing, J N, & Thomas, K S. Auxiliary heating of a theta-pinch plasma by radial magnetoacoustic standing waves. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.897
Jacobson, A R, Buchenauer, C J, Downing, J N, and Thomas, K S. Mon . "Auxiliary heating of a theta-pinch plasma by radial magnetoacoustic standing waves". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.897.
@article{osti_7250236,
title = {Auxiliary heating of a theta-pinch plasma by radial magnetoacoustic standing waves},
author = {Jacobson, A R and Buchenauer, C J and Downing, J N and Thomas, K S},
abstractNote = {Auxiliary heating of a linear theta-pinch plasma column by an externally driven radial magnetoacoustic oscillation has been experimentally investigated. The axial field of the theta pinch was modulated in time at the frequency of the plasma's fundamental radial magnetoacoustic oscillation. The dissipation in the plasma column was sufficient to transfer into the plasma at least 9% of the energy stored in the auxiliary capacitor bank used to drive the oscillation. (AIP)},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.897},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7250236}, journal = {Phys. Rev. Lett.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 37:14,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {10}
}