Experimental observation of neoclassical currents in a plasma

M. C. Zarnstorff, S. C. Prager

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Abstract

Experimental observations of the bootstrap and Pfirsch-Schl̈ter currents, predicted by neoclassical transport theory, are presented. Detailed measurements of the parallel plasma currents in a toroidal octupole agree, within the separatrix, with theoretical predictions. Observations of the spatial structure, collisionality, and toroidal field dependence of the complete current and the ion portion of the current are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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