EFFECTS OF THE INITIAL CONDITIONS ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF STABLE EQUILIBRIA IN A BELT-PINCH EXPERIMENT

@inproceedings{Graffmann1976EFFECTSOT,
  title={EFFECTS OF THE INITIAL CONDITIONS ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF STABLE EQUILIBRIA IN A BELT-PINCH EXPERIMENT},
  author={E. Graffmann and F. Hoenen and A. Kaleck and Ludwig Koenen and J. Schlueter},
  year={1976}
}
ABSTRACT In the high-voltage experiment TENQ the compression phase of a belt-pinch was investigated. At initial electron densities of 3·1014 cm–3 no instability was observed during this phase. Finally a stable equilibrium -if slow vertical displacements are disregarded-with an axis ratio b/a = 4 is obtained. At initial density of 5·1013 cm–3, where mean ion energies of 180 eV could be obtained, instabilities localized in the region of strong curvature give rise to a fast loss of the confined… CONTINUE READING