Overview of the diagnostic system on the reconnection scaling experiment at LANL

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The Reconnection Scaling Experiment (RSX) is a high {beta}, non-MHD linear geometry experiment that is exploring the sub-millimeter geometry of magnetic reconnection. We use up to four plasma guns to create streams of high density plasma in a 4m long vacuum vessel. A variable arc voltage is used to ionize the hydrogen gas and a variable bias voltage is applied between the gun's cathode and the external anode to create a current in the plasma. The following diagnostics have been used on the machine: a Langmuir probe, a 3-dimensional B-dot probe, a miniature Rogowski, a CCD camera, and a photomultiplier ... continued below

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Torbert, E. (Emma); Intrator, Thomas; Furno, I. G. (Ivo G.); Campbell, J. K. (James K.); Carey, C. S. (Christopher S.); Fienup, W. J. (William J.) et al. January 1, 2002.

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The Reconnection Scaling Experiment (RSX) is a high {beta}, non-MHD linear geometry experiment that is exploring the sub-millimeter geometry of magnetic reconnection. We use up to four plasma guns to create streams of high density plasma in a 4m long vacuum vessel. A variable arc voltage is used to ionize the hydrogen gas and a variable bias voltage is applied between the gun's cathode and the external anode to create a current in the plasma. The following diagnostics have been used on the machine: a Langmuir probe, a 3-dimensional B-dot probe, a miniature Rogowski, a CCD camera, and a photomultiplier tube. A fully-automated 3D probe drive has been designed to map the magnetic field, current and voltages of the plasma channels on a sub-millimeter scale.

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  • Submitted to: 44th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, November 11-15, 2002, Orlando, Florida

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Torbert, E. (Emma); Intrator, Thomas; Furno, I. G. (Ivo G.); Campbell, J. K. (James K.); Carey, C. S. (Christopher S.); Fienup, W. J. (William J.) et al. Overview of the diagnostic system on the reconnection scaling experiment at LANL, article, January 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc933512/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.