"SPECIAL PLASMA SEMINAR: Measurement of Enhanced Cusp Confinement at High Beta"

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Speaker: 
Jaeyoung Park
Institution: 
Energy Matter Conversion Corp (EMC2)
Speaker Link: 
http://www.emc2fusion.org
Date: 
Thu, 06/12/2014
Time: 
10:45 am
Location: 
NS2 2201
 

 
ABSTRACT:
 
Abstract: 56 years ago, Harold Grad and his team at New Your University conjectured (and to some extent calculated) that the confinement properties of a magnetic cusp would be dramatically improved if the confined plasma had sufficiently high pressure to exclude the B-field from the interior. We have carried out an experiment that demonstrates, for the first time in 56 years, that this effect is real. This has dramatic implications for the future of cusp confined fusion.

 
 
Preprint available: http://arxiv.org/abs/1406.0133
 
 
Host: 
Zhihong Lin