In the levitated spherator, a plasma confinement time of msec was obtained at a plasma density of 2 × 1011cm−3 and an electron temperature of 1 eV. This confinement time is 1/3−1/6 of the classical decay time. It was observed that the confinement time increased with an increase in the electron temperature in the range of 0.1 to 5.0 eV. At higher electron temperature the plasma decay time was reduced with an increase in the electron temperature.
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Research Article| December 01 1973
Confinement properties in levitated spherator
M. Okabayashi, B. Ripin, J. Schmidt, S. Yoshikawa; Confinement properties in levitated spherator. Phys. Fluids 1 December 1973; 16 (12): 2339–2345. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1694303
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