Engineering:Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment
A spheromak device produces a plasma in magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium mainly through self-induced plasma currents, as opposed to a tokamak device which depends on large externally generated magnetic fields. The series of experiments examines the potential for a spheromak device to contain fusion fuel. According to a 1999 abstract,
- The Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment, SSPX , will study spheromak physics with particular attention to energy confinement and magnetic fluctuations in a spheromak sustained by electrostatic helicity injection.
- Science@Livermore - Press release
- Fusion Energy Program publications
- Romero-Talamas, Investigations of Spheromak plasma dynamics, Ph.D. thesis
- Selected abstracts:
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