Field-reversed configuration research at Los Alamos

@article{McKenna1985FieldreversedCR,
  title={Field-reversed configuration research at Los Alamos},
  author={Kenneth F. McKenna and William T. Armstrong and D. C. Barnes and R. R. Bartsch and Robert E. Chrien and J. C. Cochrane and P. L. Klingner and Waheed N. Hugrass and Rulon K. Linford and Donald J. Rej and James L. Schwarzmeier and E. G. Sherwood and Richard E. Siemon and Ross L. Spencer and Michel Tuszewski},
  journal={Nuclear Fusion},
  year={1985},
  volume={25},
  pages={1317 - 1319}
}
Exploratory field-reversed-configuration (FRC) experiments, initiated at Los Alamos in the midseventies, demonstrated FRC lifetimes substantially longer than predicted from MHD stability theory. Subsequent experimental and theoretical advances have provided considerable understanding of FRC stability physics, the characteristics of the configuration loss processes, and the particle confinement scaling with size. The critical FRC physics issues, which directly relate to the development of an FRC… 
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