Bulletin of the American Physical Society
64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Monday–Friday, October 17–21, 2022; Spokane, Washington
Session TP11: Poster Session VII: In-Person, Hall A (9:30-11:00am) and Virtual Poster Presentations (11:15am-12:30pm)
MFE: FRC, RFPs etc
ICF: Fast Ignition; Diagnostics; Computational; Laser Plasma Interactions
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Room: Exhibit Hall A and Online
Abstract: TP11.00010 : An analytical approach to evaluate magnetic field closure and topological changes in FRC devices.*
Samuel A Cohen
(Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory)
PFRC group, PPPL
to evaluate whether odd-parity perturbations affect the local closure of magnetic field lines in FRCs. Using the MFF
methodology, quantitative formulas are derived that provide the shift of the field minimum and the threshold for field-
line opening, a discontinuous change in field topology.
*This work was supported, in part, by the Princeton University Program in Plasma Science and Technology and an ARPA-E grant under US DOE Contract Number DE-AC02-09CH11466.
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