An Intelligent Shell for the Toroidal Pinch

C. M. Bishop

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Reversed field pinches are conventionally stabilised by surrounding the plasma with a thick metallic shell. This suppresses flux penetration but only for times shorter than the shell's resistive diffusion time. To improve on this we propose replacing the thick shell with an intelligent shell which provides active flux freezing on much longer time scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1189
Number of pages11
JournalPlasma physics and controlled fusion
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989


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