Effect of collisionality and diamagnetism on the plasma dynamo

H. Ji, Y. Yagi, K. Hattori, A. F. Almagri, S. C. Prager, Y. Hirano, J. S. Sarff, T. Shimada, Y. Maejima, K. Hayase

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Fluctuation-induced dynamo electric fields are measured over a wide range of electron collisionality in the edge of TPE-1RM20 reversed-field pinch (RFP). In the collisionless region the magnetohydrodynamic dynamo alone can sustain the parallel current, while in the collisional region a new dynamo mechanism resulting from the fluctuations in the electron diamagnetic drift becomes dominant. A comprehensive picture of the RFP dynamo emerges by combining with earlier results from MST and REPUTE RFPs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1086-1089
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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