Turbulence analysis of an experimental flux-rope plasma

@article{Schaffner2013TurbulenceAO,
  title={Turbulence analysis of an experimental flux-rope plasma},
  author={David A. Schaffner and V. S. Lukin and A. Wan and M. R. Brown},
  journal={Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion},
  year={2013},
  volume={56}
}
We have previously generated elongated Taylor double-helix flux-rope plasmas in the SSX MHD wind tunnel. These plasmas are remarkable in their rapid relaxation (about one Alfvén time) and their description by simple analytical Taylor force-free theory despite their high plasma β and high internal flow speeds. We report on the turbulent features observed in these plasmas including frequency spectra, autocorrelation function, and probability distribution functions of increments. We discuss here… 

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