Electromagnetic Pumping and Plasma Acceleration
In addition to confining plasmas, the magnetic pressure can be used to accelerate plasmas to high velocities. There are a number of methods for projecting individual plasmoids (or plasma blobs) or continuous plasma jets from a nozzle by using the magnetic pressure. As in the confinement problem, a magnetic field can be created by currents, flowing either in external conductors or in the plasma.
KeywordsMagnetic Pressure Magnetic Trap Radial Electric Field Plasma Acceleration Plasma Blob
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