Interaction of counter-streaming plasma flows in a dipole magnetic field

@article{Shaikhislamov2016InteractionOC,
  title={Interaction of counter-streaming plasma flows in a dipole magnetic field},
  author={I. F. Shaikhislamov and V. G. Posukh and A. V. Melekhov and P. A. Prokopov and Eduard L. Boyarintsev and Yu. P. Zakharov and Arnold G. Ponomarenko},
  journal={Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion},
  year={2016},
  volume={58}
}
The transient interaction of counter-streaming super-sonic plasma flows in a dipole magnetic dipole is studied in a laboratory experiment. First quasi-stationary flow is produced by θ-pinch and forms a magnetosphere around the magnetic dipole, while laser beams focused at the surface of the dipole cover launch a second explosive plasma expanding outward from the inner dipole region. The laser plasma is energetic enough to disrupt the magnetic field and to sweep through the background plasma for… 
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