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Title: Final Report of MBX experiment

Abstract

The MBX experiment was built during the grant period. Details can be found in publications about MBX experiment. We created a low density plasma in a mirror configuration and rotated it at supersonic speeds in the theta direction. Under these conditions the plasma presents a high asymmetry in the current, plasma potential and consequently rotation with the voltage applied. We developed a two fluid model to describe the measurements based on a magnetofluid states ansatz. We also observed bistable and multiple states predicted by the two fluid model.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Energy Research (ER)
OSTI Identifier:
901616
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/54697-1
TRN: US0703225
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-03ER54697
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ASYMMETRY; CONFIGURATION; MIRRORS; PLASMA; PLASMA POTENTIAL; ROTATION; Plasma, Mirror, Plasma flow, rotation

Citation Formats

Bengtson, Roger D, and Valanju, Prashant. Final Report of MBX experiment. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/901616.
Bengtson, Roger D, & Valanju, Prashant. Final Report of MBX experiment. United States. doi:10.2172/901616.
Bengtson, Roger D, and Valanju, Prashant. Mon . "Final Report of MBX experiment". United States. doi:10.2172/901616. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/901616.
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title = {Final Report of MBX experiment},
author = {Bengtson, Roger D and Valanju, Prashant},
abstractNote = {The MBX experiment was built during the grant period. Details can be found in publications about MBX experiment. We created a low density plasma in a mirror configuration and rotated it at supersonic speeds in the theta direction. Under these conditions the plasma presents a high asymmetry in the current, plasma potential and consequently rotation with the voltage applied. We developed a two fluid model to describe the measurements based on a magnetofluid states ansatz. We also observed bistable and multiple states predicted by the two fluid model.},
doi = {10.2172/901616},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 02 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon Apr 02 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}

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