White Paper

White Paper: Study Of Magnetic Helicity Injection Via Plasma Imaging Using A High-Speed Digital Camera

Source: PCO-TECH Inc.

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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.