Abstract Details

Asymmetry and Phase Transitions in MBX Experiment at Low Power

Author: Swadesh M Mahajan
Submitted: 2006-01-02 13:41:38

Co-authors: Prashant Valanju, Hernan Quevedo

Contact Info:
Institute for Fusion Studies
1 University Station
Austin, TX   78712

Abstract Text:
We show that both the Hall and inertial terms in two-fluid theory are necessary and sufficient to explain the multistable rotational response observed in a mirror plasma (of radius comparable to ion skin depth) to spatially non-uniform crossed electric and magnetic fields. We obtain solutions that fit MBX data, imply chiral symmetry breaking, i.e., handedness, and yield new dissipationless terms in the effective circuit equation for the rotated plasma equilibrium.

Characterization: A5

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Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop
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