Theoretical studies of the formation and adiabatic compression of reversedfield configurations in imploding liners
Abstract
The formation and compression of ebeaminduced reversedfield thetapinch configurations are studied theoretically in an MHD treatment. Taking into account classical collisional resistivity plus anomalous resistivity derived from microinstabilities, it is shown that plasmas can be created with parameters suitable for liner compression experiments. Adiabatic compression of the quasiequilibrium plasma/flux mixture is described by using Lagrangian coordinates. Results are given for a sample (unoptimized) initial configuration. In the final state, the ratio of plasma to total energy and the total DT rate are 30% and 20%, respectively, of the values which would be obtained if all the compressional energy went into heating plasma, i.e., assuming negligible magneticfieldfilled volume.
 Publication:

Nuclear Fusion
 Pub Date:
 February 1978
 Bibcode:
 1978NucFu..18..159B
 Keywords:

 Electron Beams;
 Implosions;
 Magnetic Field Configurations;
 Plasma Control;
 PlasmaParticle Interactions;
 Theta Pinch;
 Adiabatic Conditions;
 Collisional Plasmas;
 Controlled Fusion;
 Dense Plasmas;
 Deuterium Plasma;
 Energy Transfer;
 Lining Processes;
 Magnetohydrodynamics;
 Plasma Heating;
 Plasma Physics