Liquid Metal in a Strong Magnetic Field

  • O. Lielausis
Part of the Mechanics of Fluids and Transport Processes book series (MFTP, volume 10)


The study of MHD phenomena in the presence of strong magnetic fields has received a particular attention because of possible application of liquid metals to projected thermonuclear reactors. A wide range of phenomena relevant to various types of flows has evoked a great interest. One should consider both channel flows characteristic to blanket and flows in the form of films, jets or drops applicable to devices inside the vacuum chamber for plasma impurity control and first wall protection. The first experiment of introducing liquid metal into the discharge chamber of an operating Tokamak has been presented. Attention is paid to the description of experiments where superconducting magnets are used. Preliminary testing of different LM technologies under conditions when a dream about high-temperature superconductivity starts turning into reality is another factor evoking an interest in MHD phenomena in strong fields.


Liquid Metal Fusion Reactor Strong Magnetic Field Contact Device Wall Protection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Lielausis
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  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsLatvian SSR Academy of SciencesRiga, SalaspilsUSSR

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