EXPERIMENTAL TESTS OF A LARGE NONCIRCULAR RFP.

J. S. Sarff, A. F. Almagri, S. Assadi, R. N. Dexter, Stewart C. Prager, J. C. Sprott

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Abstract

Within a large noncircular conducting shell the authors have examined reversed-field-pinch (RFP) plasmas in order to (1) investigate plasma control aspects of a large RFP (R equals 1. 4 m, average minor radius equals 0. 5 m), (2) establish that an RFP with noncircular boundary can be sustained by dynamo activity, (3) examine the effect of poloidal magnetic field curvature on RFP stability (the shell contains a 35% indentation at the midplane), and (4) investigate the possibility of obtaining sustained RFP plasmas in a poloidal divertor configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherIEEE
Pages107-108
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Sarff, J. S., Almagri, A. F., Assadi, S., Dexter, R. N., Prager, S. C., & Sprott, J. C. (1987). EXPERIMENTAL TESTS OF A LARGE NONCIRCULAR RFP. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 107-108). IEEE.