Reconnection in Spheromak Formation and Sustainment
- Edward W. Hones Jr.
Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
Copyright 1984 by the American Geophysical Union.
Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas
How to Cite
Hammer, J. H. (1984) Reconnection in Spheromak Formation and Sustainment, in Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas (ed E. W. Hones), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM030p0319
- Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1984
Print ISBN: 9780875900582
Online ISBN: 9781118664223
- Flux amplification;
- Magnetic probe data;
- Reversed field pinch (RFP);
- Spheromak formation;
- Taylor's relaxation theory
Reconnection phenomena observed in Spheromak magnetic confinement experiments are reviewed. Many features of the observations are consistent with a model based on three-dimensional magnetic relaxation while preserving global magnetic helicity.