Turbulence in a cusp Q device

N. D'Angelo, Hans Pécseli, P. I. Petersen

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    Abstract

    Spectral measurements are reported of plasma turbulence in the Cs plasma of a Q device, modified to a magnetic cusp geometry. The excitation mechanism for the fluctuations appears to be the centrifugal instability discussed by Chen. A transition from an f−5 to an f−3 power spectrum is observed as one moves from the hot plates to the midplane of the cusp. ©1974 American Institute of Physics
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysics of Fluids
    Volume17
    Issue number10
    Pages (from-to)1853-1856
    ISSN1070-6631
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1974

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    D'Angelo, N., Pécseli, H., & Petersen, P. I. (1974). Turbulence in a cusp Q device. Physics of Fluids, 17(10), 1853-1856. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1694629