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Title: Non-Equilibrium Magnetohydrodynamic Behavior of Plasmas having Complex, Evolving Morphology

Our main activity has been doing lab experiments where plasmas having morphology and behavior similar to solar and astrophysical plasmas are produced and studied. The solar experiment is mounted on one end of a large vacuum chamber while the astrophysical jet experiment is mounted on the other end. Diagnostics are shared between the two experiments. The solar experiment produces arched plasma loops that behave very much like solar corona loops. The astrophysical jet experiment produces plasma jets that are very much like astrophysical jets. We have also done work on plasma waves, including general wave dispersions, and specific properties of kinetic Alfven waves and of whistler waves.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Caltech
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1123154
Report Number(s):
Final Project Report
DOE Contract Number:
SC0001623
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Caltech
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY