Diamagnetism of rotating plasma

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2011-11-16

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W. C. Young, A. B. Hassam, C. A. Romero-Talamás, R. F. Ellis, C. Teodorescu; Diamagnetism of rotating plasma. Phys. Plasmas 1 November 2011; 18 (11): 112505. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3660536

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This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. This article appeared in W. C. Young, A. B. Hassam, C. A. Romero-Talamás, R. F. Ellis, C. Teodorescu; Diamagnetism of rotating plasma. Phys. Plasmas 1 November 2011; 18 (11): 112505. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3660536 and may be found at https://pubs.aip.org/aip/pop/article-abstract/18/11/112505/378187/Diamagnetism-of-rotating-plasma?redirectedFrom=fulltext.

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Abstract

Diamagnetism and magnetic measurements of a supersonically rotating plasma in a shaped magnetic field demonstrate confinement of plasma pressure along the magnetic field resulting from centrifugal force. The Grad-Shafranov equation of ideal magnetohydrodynamic force balance, including supersonic rotation, is solved to confirm that the predicted angular velocity is in agreement with spectroscopic measurements of the Doppler shifts.