Images obtained with soft X-ray tomography in the RFX reversed field pinch device are presented. They show that the plasma can be in two different regimes, characterized by a different degree of magnetic chaos. Evidence of a coherent helical structure emerging from the chaotic plasma core is shown. These images indicate the power of tomography, which allows the study of the dynamics of a Hamiltonian system like the magnetic field lines.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
Franz, P., Marrelli, L., Martin, P., Predebon, I., & Spizzo, G. (2002). Imaging of helical coherent structures in the reversed field pinch. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 30(1 I), 50 - 51. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2002.1003918