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    • Keywords


      Plasmas; current drive; rotating field; rotamak

    • Abstract


      Experiments which have been undertaken over a number of years have shown that a rotating magnetic field can drive a significant non-linear Hall current in a plasma. Successful experiments of this concept have been made with a device called rotamak. In its original configuration this device was a field reversed configuration without a toroidal magnetic field but with a vertical field to establish the MHD equilibrium. However, modifications have shown that current can also be driven if a central current-carrying rod is used to provide an applied toroidal field. The new rotamak has then a spherical tokamak magnetic field structure.

    • Author Affiliations


      Robin Storer1 Gunhild von Oertzen1

      1. School of Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences, Flinders University, G.P.O. Box 2100, Adelaide - 5001, Australia
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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