Reconnection in Spheromak Formation and Sustainment

  1. Edward W. Hones Jr.
  1. James H. Hammer

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM030p0319

Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

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

Author Information

  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, CA 94550

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900582

Online ISBN: 9781118664223

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Keywords:

  • Flux amplification;
  • Magnetic probe data;
  • Reversed field pinch (RFP);
  • Spheromak formation;
  • Taylor's relaxation theory

Summary

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.