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Mapping of Magnetic Field Configurations in H-1

Masters, Honours, Vacation Scholar
Mapping of Magnetic Field Configurations in H-1

The unique heliac plasma shape is generated by a carefully designed, fully three dimensional magnetic field. The magnetic field lines can be directly mapped by launching electrons, and collecting them on a 64 wire grid array. The data is tomographically inverted by existing algorithms. This apparatus has been recently upgraded, and the project is to map the magnetic field for various configurations, looking at sensitivity to small changes in current, formation of magnetic islands, and the chaotic region at the plasma edge.

A/Prof Boyd Blackwell
Professor John Howard

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