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Laboratory investigations of space-relevant, self-organizing MHD plasmas

Bellan, P. M. (2007) Laboratory investigations of space-relevant, self-organizing MHD plasmas. In: Turbulence and Nonlinear Processes in Astrophysical Plasmas: 6th Annual International Astrophysics Conference, Oahu, Hawaii, 16-22 March 2007. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.932. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 359-368. ISBN 978-0-7354-0443-4.

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Pulsed power technology is used to produce transient MHD-regime plasmas having topology and dynamical behavior similar to solar and astrophysical plasmas. These plasmas are not exact scale models, but exhibit many behaviors similar to actual solar and astrophysical plasmas, for example, collimation, kinking, and jet motion. These plasmas can also display an interaction between MHD-dynamics and non-MHD particle orbit behavior.

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Additional Information:© 2007 American Institute of Physics This paper summarizes work done in collaboration with J. F. Hansen, S. C. Hsu, S. K. P. Tripathi, G. S. Yun, S. You, A. Moser, and E. Stenson. Supported in part by US DOE and NSF.
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Subject Keywords:astrophysical plasma; plasma magnetohydrodynamics; solar corona; coronal loops; spheromaks
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