Adiabatic compression of a toroidal plasma pinch by a magnetic field
Gusev V. K. , Ipatov V. A. , Kaganskii M. G., Kalmykov S. G., Razdobarin G. T., Shakhovets K. L., Shprits N. D.
Adiabatic plasma compression was effected in a tokamak-type installation by rapidly increasing the toroidal field. The energy lifetime in the compressed plasma is four times longer than in ohmic heating. The compression is accompanied by an abrupt attenuation of the oscillations in the plasma.