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The geomagnetic field-an explanation for the microturbulence in coaxial gun plasmas

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2 Author(s)
Mather, J.W. ; Dept. of Phys. & Astron., New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM, USA ; Ahluwalia, H.S.

The complexity introduced by the geomagnetic field in several regions of a coaxial gun plasma device is described. It is shown that the annihilation of the swept-up geomagnetic flux, trapped within the highly compressed turbulent plasma, provides an explanation for varied performance and experimental results. The results indicate that the device should be aligned along the direction of the local geomagnetic field or enclosed in a mu-metal shield

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 1 )