Development of Rogowski probe for internal plasma current measurement in the collisional merging process of field-reversed configurations

October 2022 | J. Ogasawara (Nihon) | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

To directly detect the spatial distribution of a plasma current during the collisional merging of two FRCs in the FAT-CM device, an internal current probe using Rogowski coils has been developed.

Ion temperature effects on plasma flow in the magnetic mirror configuration

November 2022 | A. Sabo | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

Effects of finite ion temperature on the plasma flow in the converging–diverging magnetic field, the magnetic mirror, or equivalently,
magnetic nozzle configuration are studied using a quasineutral paraxial two-fluid MHD model with isothermal electrons and warm magnetized ions.