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The static pinch

Abstract

In a pinch, the outward diffusion of plasma due to collisions can be balanced by the inward drift resulting from ExB, where E is the applied electric field and B the magnetic field. From the equation expressing the balance of these two effects, together with the pressure balance equation, one obtains the perpendicular conductivity, which is about one-half of the classical parallel conductivity. This result has been applied to the problem of a static pinch under the assumptions: 1) there is an applied longitudinal (B{sub z}) magnetic field; 2) the plasma is isothermal; 3) the solution depends only on the radial coordinate.
Authors:
Longmire, Conrad L [1] 
  1. University of California, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1958
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XU-021; P-1861-USA
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. United Nations international conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy, Geneva (Switzerland), 1-13 Sep 1958; Other Information: 1 ref., 1 fig; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the second United Nations international conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy. V. 31. Theoretical and experimental aspects of controlled nuclear fusion, 400 pages.
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COLLISIONS; COORDINATES; DIFFUSION; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; EQUATIONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; PINCH EFFECT; PLASMA
OSTI ID:
21068301
Research Organizations:
United Nations, Geneva (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
UN
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XU0800011082393
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 84
Announcement Date:
Sep 13, 2008

Citation Formats

Longmire, Conrad L. The static pinch. UN: N. p., 1958. Web.
Longmire, Conrad L. The static pinch. UN.
Longmire, Conrad L. 1958. "The static pinch." UN.
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