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Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, September 1965: Review Of Experimental Results; Issledovaniya v oblasti upravlyaemogo yadernogo sinteza/sentyabr' 1965 g. obzor rezul'tatov ehksperimentov

Abstract

To my way of thinking the most significant milestone of the present meeting is the substantial body of evidence that has been presented on the hydromagnetic stabilization of open-ended systems. The success of minimum magnetic-field ('minimum-B') configurations in stabilizing a plasma marks one more area where theory and experiment in the field of plasma physics have been brought together with gratifying results. Let me go back a little into history and discuss the gradual growth of our information on hydromagnetic instabilities generally. Many of you will remember that hydromagnetic theory was applied to the self-pinched discharge in the early years of the controUed fusion programme. The predictions of this theory were very shortly fulfilled by the observations; the effects were so unmistakable that it was not difficult to compare the theory with the observations. On the streak pictures of the linear or toroidal discharges that were obtained in those early years one saw clearly the diffuse plasma column, which first contracted to a narrow filament and then started to distort and kink until finally it hit the wall. Under some conditions the plasma was observed to break up into a series of blobs like a string of sausages. Since the  More>>
Authors:
Spitzer, Lyman Jr. [1] 
  1. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (United States)
Publication Date:
Apr 15, 1966
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, Culham (United Kingdom), 6-10 Sep 1965; Related Information: In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research Vol. I. Proceedings of a Symposium on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research| 792 p.
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; FORECASTING; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MINIMUM-B CONFIGURATIONS; PLASMA; PLASMA INSTABILITY; REVIEWS
OSTI ID:
22117274
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
Russian
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13M2200073895
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 13-23
Announcement Date:
Aug 01, 2013

Citation Formats

Spitzer, Lyman Jr. Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, September 1965: Review Of Experimental Results; Issledovaniya v oblasti upravlyaemogo yadernogo sinteza/sentyabr' 1965 g. obzor rezul'tatov ehksperimentov. IAEA: N. p., 1966. Web.
Spitzer, Lyman Jr. Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, September 1965: Review Of Experimental Results; Issledovaniya v oblasti upravlyaemogo yadernogo sinteza/sentyabr' 1965 g. obzor rezul'tatov ehksperimentov. IAEA.
Spitzer, Lyman Jr. 1966. "Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, September 1965: Review Of Experimental Results; Issledovaniya v oblasti upravlyaemogo yadernogo sinteza/sentyabr' 1965 g. obzor rezul'tatov ehksperimentov." IAEA.
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title = {Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, September 1965: Review Of Experimental Results; Issledovaniya v oblasti upravlyaemogo yadernogo sinteza/sentyabr' 1965 g. obzor rezul'tatov ehksperimentov}
author = {Spitzer, Lyman Jr.}
abstractNote = {To my way of thinking the most significant milestone of the present meeting is the substantial body of evidence that has been presented on the hydromagnetic stabilization of open-ended systems. The success of minimum magnetic-field ('minimum-B') configurations in stabilizing a plasma marks one more area where theory and experiment in the field of plasma physics have been brought together with gratifying results. Let me go back a little into history and discuss the gradual growth of our information on hydromagnetic instabilities generally. Many of you will remember that hydromagnetic theory was applied to the self-pinched discharge in the early years of the controUed fusion programme. The predictions of this theory were very shortly fulfilled by the observations; the effects were so unmistakable that it was not difficult to compare the theory with the observations. On the streak pictures of the linear or toroidal discharges that were obtained in those early years one saw clearly the diffuse plasma column, which first contracted to a narrow filament and then started to distort and kink until finally it hit the wall. Under some conditions the plasma was observed to break up into a series of blobs like a string of sausages. Since the behaviour was exactly what the theory had predicted, it took no very great experimental wisdom to conclude that observations had confirmed theory.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1966}
month = {Apr}
}