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Behavior of the Initial Plasma in AMBAL-M

T. D. Akhmetov, V. I. Davydenko, Yu. V. Kovalenko, A. S. Krivenko, V. V. Razorenov (18R11)

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 51 / Number 2T / February 2007 / Pages 89-91

Technical Paper / Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement /

Recent experimental results on the initial plasma behavior in the AMBAL-M solenoid are reported. Attempts of forced destabilization and stabilization of the solenoid plasma by varying magnetic field structure in the solenoid to create a local mirror trap and divertor are described. Observations of unstable MHD plasma behavior after cut-off of the essentially stabilizing plasma gun are presented.

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