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Title: Radial current and rotation profile tailoring in highly ionized linear plasma devices

Abstract

In a rotating magnetized plasma cylinder with shear, cross field current can arise from inertial mechanisms and from the cross field viscosity. Considering these mechanisms, it is possible to calculate the irreducible radial current draw in a cylindrical geometry as a function of the rotation frequency. Here, the resulting expressions raise novel possibilities for tailoring the electric field profile by controlling the density and temperature profiles of a plasma.

Authors:
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  1. Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States). Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences
  2. Univ. de Paris XI - École Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France)
  3. Univ. de Toulouse, Toulouse (France)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1574889
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1559068
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0003764
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

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Kolmes, E. J., Ochs, I. E., Mlodik, M. E., Rax, J. -M., Gueroult, R., and Fisch, N. J. Radial current and rotation profile tailoring in highly ionized linear plasma devices. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5115788.
Kolmes, E. J., Ochs, I. E., Mlodik, M. E., Rax, J. -M., Gueroult, R., & Fisch, N. J. Radial current and rotation profile tailoring in highly ionized linear plasma devices. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5115788.
Kolmes, E. J., Ochs, I. E., Mlodik, M. E., Rax, J. -M., Gueroult, R., and Fisch, N. J. Wed . "Radial current and rotation profile tailoring in highly ionized linear plasma devices". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5115788.
@article{osti_1574889,
title = {Radial current and rotation profile tailoring in highly ionized linear plasma devices},
author = {Kolmes, E. J. and Ochs, I. E. and Mlodik, M. E. and Rax, J. -M. and Gueroult, R. and Fisch, N. J.},
abstractNote = {In a rotating magnetized plasma cylinder with shear, cross field current can arise from inertial mechanisms and from the cross field viscosity. Considering these mechanisms, it is possible to calculate the irreducible radial current draw in a cylindrical geometry as a function of the rotation frequency. Here, the resulting expressions raise novel possibilities for tailoring the electric field profile by controlling the density and temperature profiles of a plasma.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5115788},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 8,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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