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.
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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