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Anomalous Fast Heating of Ions in GOL-3 Facility

A. V. Burdakov et al. (19P52)

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 51 / Number 2T / February 2007 / Pages 352-354

Technical Paper / Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement

Phenomenon of fast heating of plasma ions in the multimirror trap GOL-3 is discovered and explained. An essence of effect is that ion component of the plasma is heated during electron beam injection much faster (at 100-1000 times) than due to binary electron-ion collisions.

An analysis of experimental results is presented and discussed. A model of fast non-Coulomb ion heating is suggested.

 
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