Three-dimensional MHD simulations of counter-helicity spheromak merging in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment

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Recent counter-helicity spheromak merging experiments in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment (SSX) have produced a novel compact torus (CT) with unusual features. These include a persistent antisymmetric toroidal magnetic field profile and a slow, nonlinear emergence of the n = 1 tilt mode. Experimental measurements are inconclusive as to whether this… (More)

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@inproceedings{Myers2011ThreedimensionalMS, title={Three-dimensional MHD simulations of counter-helicity spheromak merging in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment}, author={Clayton E Myers and E. V. Belova and Michael R. Brown and Timothy G. Gray and Christopher D. Cothran and Michael J. Schaffer}, year={2011} }