Observation of Kinetic Plasma Jets in a Coronal-Loop Simulation Experiment
Under certain conditions an intense kinetic plasma jet is observed to emerge from the apex of laboratory simulations of coronal plasma loops. Analytic and numerical models show that these jets result from a particle orbit instability in a helical magnetic field whereby magnetic forces radially eject rather than confine ions with sufficiently large countercurrent axial velocity.
© 2007 The American Physical Society. Received 18 November 2005; revised 3 June 2006; published 30 March 2007. We thank A.H. Boozer for pointing out a relationship between RUM and neutral beam counterinjection and D. Felt for technical assistance. Supported by U.S. DOE and by NSF. See EPAPS Document No. E-PRLTAO-98-097714 for movies and camera vz0 measurement example. For more information on EPAPS, see http://www.aip.org/pubservs/epaps.html.
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