Quasi-single-helicity reversed-field-pinch plasmas

D.F. Escande, P. Martin, S. Ortolani, A. Buffa, P. Franz, L. Marrelli, E. Martines, G. Spizzo, S. Cappello, A. Murari, R. Pasqualotto, P. Zanca

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The reversed field pinch (RFP), a configuration for plasma magnetic confinement was initially viewed as dominated by magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities producing magnetic chaos and high energy transport. Experiments showed that in case of plasmas where imaging and temperature profile were provided for the first time, there was a decrease of magnetic chaos and the formation of coherent helical structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1662 - 1665
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Escande, D. F., Martin, P., Ortolani, S., Buffa, A., Franz, P., Marrelli, L., ... Zanca, P. (2000). Quasi-single-helicity reversed-field-pinch plasmas. Physical Review Letters, 85(8), 1662 - 1665. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.1662