A Caltech Library Service

Study of magnetic helicity injection via plasma imaging using a high-speed digital camera

Hsu, S. C. and Bellan, P. M. (2002) Study of magnetic helicity injection via plasma imaging using a high-speed digital camera. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 30 (1, Par). pp. 10-11. ISSN 0093-3813. doi:10.1109/TPS.2002.1003898.

PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


The evolution of a plasma generated by a novel planar coaxial gun is photographed using a state-of-the-art digital camera, which captures eight time-resolved images per discharge. This experiment is designed to study the fundamental physics of magnetic helicity injection, which is an important issue in fusion plasma confinement, as well as solar and astrophysical phenomena such as coronal mass ejections and accretion disk dynamics. The images presented in this paper are not only beautiful but provide a powerful way to understand the global dynamics of the plasma.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Bellan, P. M.0000-0002-0886-8782
Additional Information:© 2002 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received June 27, 2001; revised August 17, 2001. [Posted online: 2002-08-07] This work was supported by a U.S. Department of Energy Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship and Contract DE-FG-03-98ER54461. The authors would like to thank F. Cosso, J.F. Hansen, S.E. Pracko, and C. Romero for their technical assistance.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG-03-98ER54461
Subject Keywords:Helicity injection, plasma imaging, spheromak
Issue or Number:1, Par
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:HSUieeetps02
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:9350
Deposited By: Archive Administrator
Deposited On:14 Dec 2007
Last Modified:08 Nov 2021 20:58

Repository Staff Only: item control page