Stability of Plasma Configurations During Compression

  title={Stability of Plasma Configurations During Compression},
  author={E. L. Ruden and J. H. Hammer},
  journal={2006 IEEE International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics},
Magnetized target fusion (MTF) efforts are based on calculations showing that the addition of a closed magnetic field configuration reduces the driver pressure and rise time requirements for inertial confinement fusion by reducing thermal conductivity. However, instabilities that result in convective bulk transport at the Alfven time scale are still of concern since they are much faster than the implosion time. Such instabilities may occur during compression due to, for example, an increase in… CONTINUE READING