Study of Magnetic Helicity and Relaxation Phenomena in Laboratory Plasmas

  1. Michael R. Brown,
  2. Richard C. Canfield and
  3. Alexei A. Pevtsov
  1. Masaaki Yamada

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM111p0129

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

How to Cite

Yamada, M. (1999) Study of Magnetic Helicity and Relaxation Phenomena in Laboratory Plasmas, in Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas (eds M. R. Brown, R. C. Canfield and A. A. Pevtsov), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM111p0129

Author Information

  1. Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, James Forrestal Campus, Princeton, New Jersey 08543

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900940

Online ISBN: 9781118664476

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Keywords:

  • Magnetic reconnection;
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)-Helicity;
  • Plasma (Ionized gases);
  • Plasma astrophysics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Magnetic Hellcity and Taylor's Minimum Energy State

  • Formation and Relaxation of Reversed Field Pinch

  • Formation and Relaxation of Spheromak Plasmas

  • Evolution of Magnetic Fluxes and Helicities During Plasma Merging

  • Impact of Experimental Data on Solar Flare Research

  • Summary