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Plasma Heating and Confinement in GOL-3 Multi Mirror Trap

A. Burdakov et al. (19R01)

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 51 / Number 2T / February 2007 / Pages 106-111

Technical Paper / Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement

Recent results of the experiments at GOL-3 facility are presented. In present configuration of the device, plasma with a density of 1014[divided by]1016 cm-3 is confined in a 12-meter-long solenoid, which comprises 55 corrugation cells with mirror ratio Bmax/Bmin=4.8/3.2 T. The plasma in the solenoid is heated up to 2-4 keV temperature by a high power relativistic electron beam (~1 MeV, ~30 kA, ~8 s, ~120 kJ) injected through one of the ends. Mechanism of experimentally observed fast ion heating, issues of plasma stability and confinement are discussed.

 
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