A cylindrical line tied screw pinch has been constructed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the goal of exploring the magnetohydrodynamic stability of current driven kinks in association with varying boundary conditions. The first plasma was created in the spring of 2004, and several milestones have since been achieved. Magnetohydrodynamic stability has been explored in relation to four different boundary conditions. In addition, a technique to precisely control the amount of current in the plasma throughout the pulse has been developed.Figure 3.11 A facing schematic view of the anode and dimensions of each ring. ... the LeCroy 6810, DSP 4012A controller, DSP 5200 series of memory, DSP 2810/ 2860 digitizer, Kinetic Systems 4022, and LeCroy 8212 and 8800 memory unit.
|Title||:||Experimental Observation of Internal and External Kinks in the Resistive Wall Machine|
|Author||:||William F. Bergerson|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|