Experiments on Plasmoid Motion along Magnetic Fields

  title={Experiments on Plasmoid Motion along Magnetic Fields},
  author={David M. Wetstone and Melvin P. Ehrlich and David Finkelstein},
Time‐integrated photographs are presented of collimated plasmoid motion parallel to magnetic fields, into and around magnetic flux diverters, into and out of magnetic mirrors, and along curved fields. Field strengths up to 3 weber/m2 were employed. The material projected along the field lines was substantially copper plasma, created by short vacuum spark bursts (plasmoids), and injected into a vacuum chamber. Flux diverters and nonuniform solenoids expanded or compressed the plasmoid, which… CONTINUE READING