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Volume 31,
Issue 6,
June 2024

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Physics of Plasmas, published by AIP Publishing in cooperation with the APS Division of Plasma Physics, is committed to the publication of original research in all areas of experimental, computational, and theoretical plasma physics. Physics of Plasmas publishes in-depth review manuscripts, forward-looking perspectives, Tutorials on active topics, and Special Topics highlighting new developments. Every year a special issue publishes the invited and review papers from the most recent meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics.

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Research Article
Yusuke Yamashita, Kentaro Hara et al.
In direct-current (DC) discharge, it is well known that hysteresis is observed between the Townsend (gas breakdown) and glow regimes. Forward and backward voltage sweep is performed using a ...
Letter
M. D. Pandya, B. E. Chapman et al.
Internal fluctuation measurements with Faraday-effect polarimetry in the DIII-D tokamak reveal the onset of a tearing mode with toroidal mode number n = 3 well before it is detected by the sensing ...
Research Article
Guangyu Wei, Matteo Valerio Falessi et al.
A workflow is developed based on the ideal MHD model to investigate the linear physics of various Alfvén eigenmodes in general axisymmetric toroidal geometry by solving the coupled shear Alfvén wave ...
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A. Ghizzo, D. Del Sarto et al.
Reversible energy conversion between magnetic and kinetic energies has been recently demonstrated in a system of counterstreaming electron beams [see A. Ghizzo et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 131 , 035101 ...
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Samuel A. Lazerson, David Kulla et al.
A new neutral beamline (OPTEMIST) uniquely capable of exploring the predicted improvement of fast ion confinement in Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X), which comes with increasing plasma beta, is proposed. As ...
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