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Magnetic field configuration of the theta aurora  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A magnetic configuration of the open magnetosphere is described which is conducive to the formation of the theta aurora when the IMF has a significant northward component. A magnetic field topology and polar cap configuration, derived from a quantitative model of the open magnetosphere that incorporates Crooker's antiparallel merging hypothesis, are presented. Under this hypothesis, when the IMF has a northward component, the dayside merging line bifurcates, leaving a large fraction of the subsolar magnetopause untouched by the merging process. The polar cap, defined by tracing magnetic field lines that connect from the solar wind to the earth, is similarly bifurcated, leaving a sun-aligned stagnation region that is not magnetically connected to the solar wind and may plausibly be associated with the sun-aligned 'bar' of the theta aurora. The model provides testable predictions with regard to the position of this 'convection gap' in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres as functions of IMF direction.

Toffoletto, F. R.; Hill, T. W.

1990-01-01

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Flux buildup in field reversed configurations using rotating magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Rotating magnetic field (RMF) current drive is a very attractive method for both increasing the flux and sustaining the current in field reversed configurations (FRC). It has been demonstrated in low temperature, low field rotamaks, and will now be applied to a new translation, confinement, and sustainment (TCS) experiment attached to the LSX/mod (Large s field-reversed configuration Experiment) facility [Hoffman et al. Fusion Technol. 23, 185 (1993)]. Previous RMF calculations have been concerned primarily with the plasma currents and particle orbits produced in one-dimensional cylinders with the rotating field strength of near equal magnitude to the confining axial field. Both fluid current and particle orbits are calculated here in the more interesting regime appropriate to TCS and reactors where the confinement field far exceeds the rotating field strength. New insight is gained into both the flux buildup requirements for two-dimensional equilibria and into the limits on ion rotation in this high confinement field regime.

Hoffman, Alan L.

1998-04-01

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Progress on Field Reversed Configuration target for Magnetized Target Fusion  

Microsoft Academic Search

We overview the experimental high density Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) approach for a LANL AFRL collaborative physics demonstration of Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF). We show some initial translation data from the Los Alamos FRC experiment FRXL that characterize the MTF translated target plasma. The conical theta coil is expected to generate toroidal magnetic field, helicity, and good curvature field lines,

T. Intrator; G. A. Wurden; P. E. Sieck; W. J. Waganaar; R. Oberto; T. D. Olson; D. Sutherland; J. H. Degnan; E. L. Ruden; M. Domonkos; P. Adamson; C. Grabowski; D. G. Gale; W. Sommars; M. Kostora; M. H. Frese; S. D. Frese; J. F. Camacho; S. K. Coffey; N. F. Roderick; D. J. Amdahl; P. Parks; R. E. Siemon; T. Awe; A. G. Lynn

2009-01-01

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Studies of the configuration of the Venus ionospheric magnetic field  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The dayside ionospheric magnetic field of Venus has been modeled from two different points of view. The Cloutier et al. electrodynamic model makes specific predictions about the behavior of the global magnetic field configuration that can be compared with those expected from the alternate diffusion/convection model. Although the diffusion/convection model is currently only one-dimensional, it is found that it is consistent with the observations in several areas where the three-dimensional electrodynamic model is not.

Luhmann, J. G.; Phillips, J. L.; Russell, C. T.

1987-01-01

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Studies of the configuration of the Venus ionospheric magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The dayside ionospheric magnetic field of Venus has been modelled from two different points of view. The Cloutier et al. electrodynamic model makes specific predictions about the behavior of the global magnetic field configuration that can be compared with those expected from the alternate diffusion/convection model. Although the diffusion/convection model is currently only one-dimensional, it is found that it is consistent with the observations in several areas where the 3-dimensional electrodynamic model is not.

Luhmann, J. G.; Phillips, J. L.; Russell, C. T.

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A filament supported by different magnetic field configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A nonlinear force-free magnetic field extrapolation of vector magnetogram data obtained by THEMIS/MTR on 2005 May 27 suggests the simultaneous existence of different magnetic configurations within one active region filament: one part of the filament is supported by field line dips within a flux rope, while the other part is located in dips within an arcade structure. Although the axial field chirality (dextral) and the magnetic helicity (negative) are the same along the whole filament, the chiralities of the filament barbs at different sections are opposite, i.e., right-bearing in the flux rope part and left-bearing in the arcade part. This argues against past suggestions that different barb chiralities imply different signs of helicity of the underlying magnetic field. This new finding about the chirality of filaments will be useful to associate eruptive filaments and magnetic cloud using the helicity parameter in the Space Weather Science.

Guo, Y.; Schmieder, B.; Démoulin, P.; Wiegelmann, T.; Aulanier, G.; Török, T.; Bommier, V.

2011-08-01

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Error-field penetration in reversed magnetic shear configurations  

SciTech Connect

Error-field penetration in reversed magnetic shear (RMS) configurations is numerically investigated by using a two-dimensional resistive magnetohydrodynamic model in slab geometry. To explore different dynamic processes in locked modes, three equilibrium states are adopted. Stable, marginal, and unstable current profiles for double tearing modes are designed by varying the current intensity between two resonant surfaces separated by a certain distance. Further, the dynamic characteristics of locked modes in the three RMS states are identified, and the relevant physics mechanisms are elucidated. The scaling behavior of critical perturbation value with initial plasma velocity is numerically obtained, which obeys previously established relevant analytical theory in the viscoresistive regime.

Wang, H. H.; Wang, Z. X.; Wang, X. Q. [MOE Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Beams of the Ministry of Education, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)] [MOE Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Beams of the Ministry of Education, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Wang, X. G. [School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

2013-06-15

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Single ion dynamics inside magnetic field-reversed configuration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The field-reversed configuration (FRC) is a toroidal-shaped magnetic-field geometry used for confining plasmas for the purpose of the controlled, safe, steady-state production of fusion energy. As a result of angular invariance of the Solov'ev equilibrium, used for analytic and numerical study of the FRC, the full three dimensional Hamiltonian system can be expressed as two coupled highly nonlinear oscillators. Due to high nonlinearity of the equations of motion, the behavior of the system is highly complex, showing regimes of both chaotic and integrable motion, depending on the constants of motion and geometry of the FRC. Using analytic techniques from nonlinear dynamics and Poincare surface-of-section plots, the structure of phase space is investigated and shown to be highly sensitive to the parameters of the system. In the limit of a highly elongated geometry, there is a separation of time scales between the axial and radial motion of the ion, leading to adiabatic chaos. Integrability criteria are derived which distinguish between near-integrable and chaotic trajectories, based on the crossing of the phase-space separatrix. An averaged one-dimensional potential for near-integrable motion is derived. It is found that orbits with high radial energies are more integrable and confined closer to the midplane, suggesting that high temperature plasmas may be more stable and have lower resistivity. The affect of a small odd-parity rotating magnetic field (RMF) on ion heating inside the elongated FRC is investigated. The addition of RMF breaks the angular invariance leading to a more chaotic system. It is found that cyclotron orbits tend to interact more regularly with RMF than figure-8 orbits. Stochastic heating for cyclotron orbits occurs in a series of random steps in the regions of field-reversal, indicating that magnetic nulls are important to ion heating. The maximum energy gains are large, particularly for cyclotron orbits, confirming the affectiveness off odd-parity RMF in heating the ions. The interaction of figure-8 orbits with RMF in the midplane is investigated analytically and displays a set of resonances that increase and overlap closer to the phase-space separatrix.

Landsman, Alexandra Sasha

2005-12-01

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Penetration and radial force balance in field-reversed configuration with large rotating magnetic field  

Microsoft Academic Search

A field-reversed configuration (FRC) is formed by applying a rotating magnetic field (RMF) much larger than the axial magnetic field to a cylindrical glass vacuum chamber filled with 10 Pa argon gas without a preionization. The FRC with the plasma density 2.2×1019 m-3, the temperature 8.0 eV, the separatrix length 0.45 m, and the separatrix radius 0.035 m is sustained

M. Ohnishi; W. Hugrass; M. Fukuhara; T. Masaki; H. Osawa; T. Chikano

2008-01-01

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Resonance and Chaotic Trajectories in Magnetic Field Reversed Configuration  

SciTech Connect

The nonlinear dynamics of a single ion in a field-reversed configuration (FRC) were investigated. FRC is a toroidal fusion device which uses a specific type of magnetic field to confine ions. As a result of angular invariance, the full three-dimensional Hamiltonian system can be expressed as two coupled, highly nonlinear oscillators. Due to the high nonlinearity in the equations of motion, the behavior of the system is extremely complex, showing different regimes, depending on the values of the conserved canonical angular momentum and the geometry of the fusion vessel. Perturbation theory and averaging were used to derive the unperturbed Hamiltonian and frequencies of the two degrees of freedom. The derived equations were then used to find resonances and compare to Poincar{copyright} surface-of-section plots. A regime was found where the nonlinear resonances were clearly separated by KAM [Kolmogorov-Arnold-Mosher] curves. The structure of the observed island chains was explained. The condition for the destruction of KAM curves and the onset of strong chaos was derived, using Chirikov island overlap criterion, and shown qualitatively to depend both on the canonical angular momentum and geometry of the device. After a brief discussion of the adiabatic regime the paper goes on to explore the degenerate regime that sets in at higher values of angular momenta. In this regime, the unperturbed Hamiltonian can be approximated as two uncoupled linear oscillators. In this case, the system is near-integrable, except in cases of a universal resonance, which results in large island structures, due to the smallness of nonlinear terms, which bound the resonance. The linear force constants, dominant in this regime, were derived and the geometry for a large one-to-one resonance identified. The above analysis showed good agreement with numerical simulations and was able to explain characteristic features of the dynamics.

A.S. Landsman; S.A. Cohen; M. Edelman; G.M. Zaslavsky

2005-04-13

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The magnetic field and magnetospheric configuration of Uranus  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A significant and unique planetary magnetic field discovered by Voyager 2 is presented. A large tilt of 58.6 deg of the magnetic-dipole axis from the rotation axis was found. Combined with a large offset of 0.3 RU of the magnetic dipole from the center of the planet, the moment of 0.23 gauss-RU3 leads to field magnitudes at the surface which vary widely between 0.1 and 1.0 gauss. A simple diagram illustrating the offset tilted dipole of Uranus and some field lines is shown. A more exact and accurate spherical-harmonic model of the planetary field, which includes both dipole and quadrupole moments, is derived. There exists a well-developed bipolar magnetic tail on the night side of the planet which rotates daily about the extended planet-sunline with Uranus because of the large obliquity of the Uranian rotation axis.

Ness, Norman F.; Connerney, John E. P.; Lepping, Ronald P.; Schulz, Michael; Voigt, Gerd-Hannes

1991-01-01

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Probe measurements of the three-dimensional magnetic field structure in a rotating magnetic field sustained field-reversed configuration  

SciTech Connect

A translatable three-axis probe was constructed and installed on the translation, confinement, and sustainment upgrade (TCSU) experiment. With ninety windings, the probe can simultaneously measure B{sub r}, B{sub ?}, and B{sub z} at 30 radial positions, and can be placed at any desired axial position within the field reversed configuration (FRC) confinement chamber. Positioning the probe at multiple axial positions and taking multiple repeatable shots allows for a full r-z map of the magnetic field. Measurements were made for odd-parity rotating magnetic field (RMF) antennas and even-parity RMF. The steady state data from applying a 10?kHz low pass filter used in conjunction with data at the RMF frequency yields a map of the full 3D rotating field structure. Comparisons will be made to the 3D magnetic structure predicted by NIMROD simulations, with parameters adjusted to match that of the TCSU experiments. The probe provides sufficient data to utilize a Maxwell stress tensor approach to directly measure the torque applied to the FRC's electrons, which combined with a resistive torque model, yields an estimate of the average FRC resistivity.

Velas, K. M. [William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Box 352250, Seattle, Washington 98195-2250 (United States)] [William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Box 352250, Seattle, Washington 98195-2250 (United States); Milroy, R. D. [Plasma Science and Innovation-Center, William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Box 352250, Seattle, Washington 98195-2250 (United States)] [Plasma Science and Innovation-Center, William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Box 352250, Seattle, Washington 98195-2250 (United States)

2014-01-15

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Enhanced Confinement and Stability of a Field-Reversed Configuration with Rotating Magnetic Field Current Drive  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new experiment has been constructed to study the sustainment of a field-reversed configuration (FRC) with a rotating magnetic field (RMF). FRCs were formed with cold, unmagnetized ions and thus without a kinetic ion component that was believed to provide stability to internal tilt modes. No destructive instabilities were observed for the RMF FRC. Only peripheral radial penetration of the RMF was observed. The radially inward flow arising from axial screening currents at the FRC edge reduced convective and conductive losses to the measurement limit of the diagnostics.

Slough, J. T.; Miller, K. E.

2000-08-01

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Convective Power Loss Measurements in a Field Reversed Configuration with Rotating Magnetic Field Current Drive  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Translation, Confinement, and Sustainment Upgrade (TCSU) experiment achieves direct formation and sustainment of a field reversed configuration (FRC) plasma through rotating magnetic fields (RMF). The pre-ionized gas necessary for FRC formation is supplied by a magnetized cascade arc source that has been developed for TCSU. To ensure ideal FRC performance, the condition of the vacuum chamber prior to RMF start-up has been characterized with the use of a fast response ion gauge. A circuit capable of gating the puff valves with initial high voltage for quick response and then indefinite operational voltage was also designed. A fully translatable combination Langmuir / Mach probe was also built to measure the electron temperature, electron density, and ion velocity of the FRC. These measurements were also successfully completed in the FRC exhaust jets allowing for an accurate analysis of the FRC power loss through convection.

Melnik, Paul

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Flux generation and sustainment of a field reversed configuration with rotating magnetic field current drive  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new experimental device has been constructed to study the flux build-up and sustainment of a field reversed configuration (FRC) with a rotating magnetic field (RMF). Even though complete penetration was expected from RMF theory, the RMF field was observed to penetrate only a few centimeters inside the FRC separatrix. Despite the limited penetration, significantly larger toroidal currents (40 kA) were driven than in previous experiments (˜2 kA) with the same RMF field. The high currents and lack of deep penetration allowed the axial field to be the dominant field throughout the FRC. The radially inward pondermotive force arising from axial screening currents at the FRC edge had a significant influence on energy and particle confinement, reducing convective losses to the limit of observability. With only ohmic heating, the measured low ion temperatures (2 eV) left the ions unmagnetized while the electrons (˜40 eV) were well magnetized. No destructive instability was observed for the RMF driven FRC despite the lack of a strong kinetic ion component.

Slough, J. T.; Miller, K. E.

2000-05-01

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Radial current density effects on rotating magnetic field current drive in field-reversed configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Steady state solutions, suitable for field-reversed configurations (FRCs) sustained by rotating magnetic fields (RMFs) are obtained by properly including three-dimensional effects, in the limit of large FRC elongation, and the radial component of Ohm's law. The steady electrostatic potential, necessary to satisfy Ohm's law, is considered to be a surface function. The problem is analyzed at the midplane of the configuration and it is reduced to the solution of two coupled nonlinear differential equations for the real and imaginary parts of the phasor associated to the longitudinal component of the vector potential. Additional constraints are obtained by requesting that the steady radial current density and poloidal magnetic flux vanish at the plasma boundary which is set at the time-averaged separatrix. The results are presented in terms of the degree of synchronism of the electrons with the RMF and compared with those obtained when radial current effects are neglected. Three important differences are observed when compared with the case without radial current density. First, at low penetration of the RMF into the plasma there is a significant increase in the driven azimuthal current. Second, the RMF amplitude necessary to access the high synchronism regime, starting from low synchronism, is larger and the difference appears to increase as the separatrix to classical skin depth ratio increases. Third, the minimum RMF amplitude necessary to sustain almost full synchronism is reduced.

Clemente, R. A.; Gilli, M.; Farengo, R.

2008-10-01

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A MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC MODEL FOCUSED ON THE CONFIGURATION OF MAGNETIC FIELD RESPONSIBLE FOR A SOLAR PENUMBRAL MICROJET  

SciTech Connect

In order to understand the configuration of magnetic field producing a solar penumbral microjet that was recently discovered by Hinode, we performed a magnetohydrodynamic simulation reproducing a dynamic process of how that configuration is formed in a modeled solar penumbral region. A horizontal magnetic flux tube representing a penumbral filament is placed in a stratified atmosphere containing the background magnetic field that is directed in a relatively vertical direction. Between the flux tube and the background field there forms the intermediate region in which the magnetic field has a transitional configuration, and the simulation shows that in the intermediate region magnetic reconnection occurs to produce a clear jet-like structure as suggested by observations. The result that a continuous distribution of magnetic field in three-dimensional space gives birth to the intermediate region producing a jet presents a new view about the mechanism of a penumbral microjet, compared to a simplistic view that two field lines, one of which represents a penumbral filament and the other the background field, interact together to produce a jet. We also discuss the role of the intermediate region in protecting the structure of a penumbral filament subject to microjets.

Magara, T., E-mail: magara@khu.ac.k [Department of Astronomy and Space Science, School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, 1 Seocheon-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do 446-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2010-05-20

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How plasma configurations determine poloidal magnetic field topology in tokamaks  

SciTech Connect

The theory of non-linear equilibrium has been developed in the low vorticity approximation in axisymmetric tokamaks. Pressure is not conserved around a magnetic surface, but generalized functions, including velocity terms, have been found, which are now conserved. A generalized Grad-Shafranov type equation has been also derived for this low vorticity case. As a limit, the usual equations for the linear treatment are obtained, and in this linear case new analytic solutions for the Grad-Shafranov equation, including ellipticity and triangularity, are presented, which are improvements of previous works already published by us. The topology of the poloidal magnetic is studied as a function of the ellipticity {kappa} and the triangularity {delta}. Different kind of trapped particles appears now depending of {kappa} and {delta}.

Martin, Pablo; Castro, Enrique [Universidad Simon Bolivar, Departamento de Fisica, Apartado 89000, Caracas 1080A (Venezuela)

2006-12-04

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Progress on formation of field reversed configurations suitable for subsequent compression to magnetized target fusion conditions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given. The design, calculations, and experimental progress on forming Field Reversed Configuration's (FRCs) suitable for subsequent compression by an imploding metal liner to Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) conditions are presented and discussed. The desired initial FRC parameters are density ~1017 cm-3, temperature ~100 to 300 eV, length ~30 cm, separatrix radius ~2.5 cm, magnetic field between separatrix

J. H. Degnan; T. W. Hussey; G. F. Kiuttu; F. M. Lehr; E. L. Ruden; T. Cavazos; D. Gale; C. Gilman; C. Grabowski; W. Sommars; S. K. Coffey; M. Frese; G. Marklin; R. J. Faehl; T. P. Intrator; R. Kirkpatrick; I. Lindermuth; R. Moses; K. F. Schoenberg; R. E. Siemon; J. M. Taccetti; P. J. Turchi; G. A. Wurden; N. F. Roderick

2001-01-01

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Relativistic models of magnetars: the twisted-torus magnetic field configuration  

E-print Network

We find general relativistic solutions of equilibrium magnetic field configurations in magnetars, extending previous results of Colaiuda et al. (2008). Our method is based on the solution of the relativistic Grad-Shafranov equation, to which Maxwell's equations can be reduced in some limit. We obtain equilibrium solutions with the toroidal magnetic field component confined into a finite region inside the star, and the poloidal component extending to the exterior. These so-called twisted-torus configurations have been found to be the final outcome of dynamical simulations in the framework of Newtonian gravity, and appear to be more stable than other configurations. The solutions include higher order multipoles, which are coupled to the dominant dipolar field. We use arguments of minimal energy to constrain the ratio of the toroidal to the poloidal field.

R. Ciolfi; V. Ferrari; L. Gualtieri; J. A. Pons

2009-03-03

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Principal physics of rotating magnetic-field current drive of field reversed configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

After extensive experimentation on the Translation, Confinement, and Sustainment rotating magnetic-field (RMF)-driven field reversed configuration (FRC) device [A. L. Hoffman et al., Fusion Sci. Technol. 41, 92 (2002)], the principal physics of RMF formation and sustainment of standard prolate FRCs inside a flux conserver is reasonably well understood. If the RMF magnitude B? at a given frequency ? is high enough compared to other experimental parameters, it will drive the outer electrons of a plasma column into near synchronous rotation, allowing the RMF to penetrate into the plasma. If the resultant azimuthal current is strong enough to reverse an initial axial bias field Bo a FRC will be formed. A balance between the RMF applied torque and electron-ion friction will determine the peak plasma density nm?B?/?1/2?1/2rs, where rs is the FRC separatrix radius and ? is an effective weighted plasma resistivity. The plasma total temperature Tt is free to be any value allowed by power balance as long as the ratio of FRC diamagnetic current, I'dia?2Be/?o, is less than the maximum possible synchronous current, I'sync=?ne?e?rs2/2. The RMF will self-consistently penetrate a distance ?* governed by the ratio ? =I'dia/I'sync. Since the FRC is a diamagnetic entity, its peak pressure pm=nmkTt determines its external magnetic field Be?(2?opm)1/2. Higher FRC currents, magnetic fields, and poloidal fluxes can thus be obtained, with the same RMF parameters, simply by raising the plasma temperature. Higher temperatures have also been noted to reduce the effective plasma resistivity, so that these higher currents can be supported with surprisingly little increase in absorbed RMF power.

Hoffman, A. L.; Guo, H. Y.; Miller, K. E.; Milroy, R. D.

2006-01-01

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Penetration and radial force balance in field-reversed configuration with large rotating magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A field-reversed configuration (FRC) is formed by applying a rotating magnetic field (RMF) much larger than the axial magnetic field to a cylindrical glass vacuum chamber filled with 10Pa argon gas without a preionization. The FRC with the plasma density 2.2×1019m-3, the temperature 8.0eV, the separatrix length 0.45m, and the separatrix radius 0.035m is sustained for the notably long period of 40ms. It is observed that the antenna current which produces the RMF is reduced by about half after the FRC is formed. The interaction between the plasma and the antenna circuit increases the antenna resistance and changes the inductance of the antenna so that the circuit becomes nonresonant. The RMF is sufficiently large to fully penetrate to the center during the period and drive the current with a rigid rotor profile. The RMF is shown to play a major role in sustaining the plasma pressure.

Ohnishi, M.; Hugrass, W.; Fukuhara, M.; Masaki, T.; Osawa, H.; Chikano, T.

2008-10-01

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The Star Thrust Experiment, rotating magnetic field current drive in the field reversed configuration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Star Thrust Experiment (STX) has formed and sustained the Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) with a Rotating Magnetic Field (RMF) operated at a strength of 25 G and a frequency of 350 kHz. The RMF was generated with two IGBT switched solid state power supplies capable of delivering 2 MW each. Plasmas were typically 2 m long by 0.2m in radius and consisted of fully ionized deuterium at temperatures of 60 eV and peak densities of 5 × 1018m- 3. The primary diagnostic was an extremely small 24 channel berylia jacketed internal magnetic probe that was used to make measurements as a function of time, radius, and axial position. These measurements when combined with the FRC's unique geometry and equilibrium relationships determined many other important plasma parameters. Axial confining fields of 100 G maintained a true vacuum boundary around the plasma and allowed for the study of FRC RMF equilibrium interactions. Key findings are that the RMF maintained a near zero separatrix pressure, penetrated only partially, and drove strong radial and axial flows. Issues discussed include the importance of the RMF driving an axial current distribution consistent with that of the FRC, possible benefits of varying the average beta condition, and potential RMF antenna length limits set by the tendency of driven axial flows to screen the RMF from the plasma.

Miller, Kenneth Elric

2001-11-01

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MHD simulations of the flapping instability in tail-like magnetic configurations with guide field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The flapping (kink) mode developing in the magnetotail-like magnetic configuration with tailward growing normal magnetic component and finite guide field is studied by means of linearized 2-dimensional and non-linear 3-dimensional MHD modeling. We consider a particular case of a weak normal magnetic component (that is, small radius of the magnetic field line curvature), which makes the configuration unstable to a special branch of ballooning instability known as "double-gradient" mode, introduced recently to describe the magnetotail flapping oscillations. The initial tail-like equilibrium is provided by conventional Grad-Shafranov equation. The results of the 2D linearized MHD code are in agreement with the analytical predictions, and the growth rate is found to be close to the peak value provided by an analytical estimate. Both 2D and 3D calculations confirm that the double-gradient mode is excited in a region of large curvature of the magnetic field lines. In agreement with the analytical predictions, non-zero guide field reduces the growth rate significantly for large (compare to the current sheet width L) wave numbers k, hence the modes kL ~ 1 are the fastest growing. Thus, the non-zero guide field introduces a characteristic wavelength corresponding to the dispersion curve peak. For the guide field of ~ 0.5 (in the lobe magnetic field units), the mode decays totally.

Korovinskiy, Daniil; Divin, Andrey; Ivanov, Ivan; Semenov, Vladimir; Erkaev, Nikolay; Artemiev, Anton; Markidis, Stefano; Lapenta, Giovanni; Ivanova, Viktoria; Kubyshkina, Darya

2014-05-01

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Applied magnetic field design for the field reversed configuration compression heating experiment.  

PubMed

Detailed calculations of the formation, guide, and mirror applied magnetic fields in the FRC compression-heating experiment (FRCHX) were conducted using a commercially available generalized finite element solver, COMSOL Multiphysics(®). In FRCHX, an applied magnetic field forms, translates, and finally captures the FRC in the liner region sufficiently long to enable compression. Large single turn coils generate the fast magnetic fields necessary for FRC formation. Solenoidal coils produce the magnetic field for translation and capture of the FRC prior to liner implosion. Due to the limited FRC lifetime, liner implosion is initiated before the FRC is injected, and the magnetic flux that diffuses into the liner is compressed. Two-dimensional axisymmetric magnetohydrodynamic simulations using MACH2 were used to specify optimal magnetic field characteristics, and this paper describes the simulations conducted to design magnetic field coils and compression hardware for FRCHX. This paper presents the vacuum solution for the magnetic field. PMID:23635196

Domonkos, M T; Amdahl, D; Camacho, J F; Coffey, S K; Degnan, J H; Delaney, R; Frese, M; Gale, D; Grabowski, T C; Gribble, R; Intrator, T P; McCullough, J; Montano, N; Robinson, P R; Wurden, G

2013-04-01

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Multichord laser interferometer for the magnetized target fusion program's field reverse configuration  

Microsoft Academic Search

AFRL's Directed Energy Directorate has built a multiple chord 6328 nm interferometer to diagnose a Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) being developed for LANL and AFRL's collaborative Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) program. The FRC is intended for compression to near thermonuclear fusion conditions by AFRL's Shiva Star capacitor bank. The interferometer is designed to measure the density integral along eight chords

Edward Ruden; Francis Analla; Shouyin Zhang

2002-01-01

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Laboratory study of arched magnetic flux ropes formed within a solar-relevant potential field configuration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Solar eruptive events such as coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are thought to be driven by a sudden release of magnetic energy stored in the solar corona. In many cases, the pre-eruptive configuration is a non-potential magnetic structure that can be modeled as a line-tied magnetic flux rope. In spite of ever-improving observations, directly studying these coronal flux ropes remains a significant challenge. As an alternative, we have designed a laboratory experiment to produce low-? arched magnetic flux ropes similar to those found in the corona. These line-tied flux ropes are formed as a magnetized arc discharge between two electrodes and they evolve quasi-statically over hundreds of Alfv'en times. Recently, we have constructed a new set of magnetic field coils to produce an active-region-like potential field configuration. Initial results from plasmas formed in this configuration are presented, including fast camera images and internal magnetic measurements. These discharges are expected to access a regime where a slowly evolving flux rope can suddenly undergo a dynamic eruption due to a loss-of-equilibriumfootnotetextForbes & Isenberg, ApJ 373, 294 (1991) or the torus instability.footnotetextKliem & T"or"ok, PRL 96, 255002 (2006)

Myers, C. E.; Yamada, M.; Ji, H.; Yoo, J.; Jara-Almonte, J.; Lawrence, E. E.

2012-10-01

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Thermally induced magnetization switching in Fe/MnAs/GaAs(001): selectable magnetic configurations by temperature and field control  

PubMed Central

Spintronic devices currently rely on magnetization control by external magnetic fields or spin-polarized currents. Developing temperature-driven magnetization control has potential for achieving enhanced device functionalities. Recently, there has been much interest in thermally induced magnetisation switching (TIMS), where the temperature control of intrinsic material properties drives a deterministic switching without applying external fields. TIMS, mainly investigated in rare-earth–transition-metal ferrimagnets, has also been observed in epitaxial Fe/MnAs/GaAs(001), where it stems from a completely different physical mechanism. In Fe/MnAs temperature actually modifies the surface dipolar fields associated with the MnAs magnetic microstructure. This in turn determines the effective magnetic field acting on the Fe overlayer. In this way one can reverse the Fe magnetization direction by performing thermal cycles at ambient temperatures. Here we use element selective magnetization measurements to demonstrate that various magnetic configurations of the Fe/MnAs/GaAs(001) system are stabilized predictably by acting on the thermal cycle parameters and on the presence of a bias field. We show in particular that the maximum temperature reached during the cycle affects the final magnetic configuration. Our findings show that applications are possible for fast magnetization switching, where local temperature changes are induced by laser excitations. PMID:25631753

Spezzani, Carlo; Vidal, Franck; Delaunay, Renaud; Eddrief, Mahmoud; Marangolo, Massimiliano; Etgens, Victor H.; Popescu, Horia; Sacchi, Maurizio

2015-01-01

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Thermally induced magnetization switching in Fe/MnAs/GaAs(001): selectable magnetic configurations by temperature and field control.  

PubMed

Spintronic devices currently rely on magnetization control by external magnetic fields or spin-polarized currents. Developing temperature-driven magnetization control has potential for achieving enhanced device functionalities. Recently, there has been much interest in thermally induced magnetisation switching (TIMS), where the temperature control of intrinsic material properties drives a deterministic switching without applying external fields. TIMS, mainly investigated in rare-earth-transition-metal ferrimagnets, has also been observed in epitaxial Fe/MnAs/GaAs(001), where it stems from a completely different physical mechanism. In Fe/MnAs temperature actually modifies the surface dipolar fields associated with the MnAs magnetic microstructure. This in turn determines the effective magnetic field acting on the Fe overlayer. In this way one can reverse the Fe magnetization direction by performing thermal cycles at ambient temperatures. Here we use element selective magnetization measurements to demonstrate that various magnetic configurations of the Fe/MnAs/GaAs(001) system are stabilized predictably by acting on the thermal cycle parameters and on the presence of a bias field. We show in particular that the maximum temperature reached during the cycle affects the final magnetic configuration. Our findings show that applications are possible for fast magnetization switching, where local temperature changes are induced by laser excitations. PMID:25631753

Spezzani, Carlo; Vidal, Franck; Delaunay, Renaud; Eddrief, Mahmoud; Marangolo, Massimiliano; Etgens, Victor H; Popescu, Horia; Sacchi, Maurizio

2015-01-01

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Formation and steady-state maintenance of field reversed configuration using rotating magnetic field current drive  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Rotating magnetic fields (RMF) have been used to both form and maintain field reversed configurations (FRC) in quasisteady state. These experiments differ from steady-state rotamaks in that the FRCs are similar to those formed in theta-pinch devices, that is elongated and confined inside a flux conserver. The RMF creates an FRC by driving an azimuthal current which reverses an initial positive bias field. The FRC then expands radially, compressing the initial axial bias flux and raising the plasma density, until a balance is reached between the RMF drive force and the electron-ion friction. This generally results in a very high ratio of separatrix to flux conserver radius. The achievable final conditions are compared with simple analytic models to estimate the effective plasma resistivity. The RMF torque on the electrons is quickly transferred to the ions, but ion spin-up is limited in these low density experiments, presumably by ion-neutral friction, and does not influence the basic current drive process. However, the ion rotation can result in a rotating n=2 distortion if the separatrix radius is too far removed from the plasma tube wall.

Guo, H. Y.; Hoffman, A. L.; Brooks, R. D.; Peter, A. M.; Pietrzyk, Z. A.; Tobin, S. J.; Votroubek, G. R.

2002-01-01

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Electron Acceleration in the Field-reversed Configuration (FRC) by Slowly Rotating Odd-parity Magnetic Fields  

SciTech Connect

The trajectories of individual electrons are studied numerically in a 3D, prolate, FRC [field-reversed configuration] equilibrium magnetic geometry with added small-aplitude, slowly rotating, odd-parity magnetic fields (RFos). RMFos cause electron heating by toroidal acceleration near the 0-point line and by field-parallel acceleration away from it, both followed by scattering from magnetic-field inhomogeneities. Electrons accelerated along the 0-point line move antiparallel to the FRC's current and attain average toroidal angular speeds near that of the RMFo, independent of the sense of RMFo rotation. A conserved transformed Hamiltonian, dependent on electron energy and RMFo sense, controls electron flux-surface coordinate.

Alan H. Glasser; Samuel A. Cohen

2001-04-05

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Magnetic field configuration and electrical conductivity of plasma in the solar wind  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A solution is obtained for the magnetic and electric fields generated by a magnetized and electrified rotating sphere in a strictly radial flow of finite-conductivity plasma in the case of an arbitrary dependence of conductivity on radius and a constant flow velocity. The solution is applied to the solar wind, and the main features of the magnetic field configuration are used to determine the phenomenological conductivity of the plasma, which turns out to be 13 orders of magnitude smaller than the Spitzer conductivity. It is shown that the high electrical resistance of the solar wind can be explained by assuming that all the electrons are practically 'trapped' by the field of very intense Langmuir oscillations, whose energy density is equal to the thermal pressure of the plasma. The conductivity of the solar wind near the earth's magnetosphere should increase owing to the fact that the degree of trapping decreases as the plasma interacts with the geomagnetic field.

Chertkov, A. D.

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Investigation and optimization of the magnetic field configuration in high-power impulse magnetron sputtering  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An effort to optimize the magnetic field configuration specifically for high-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) was made. Magnetic field configurations with different field strengths, race track widths and race track patterns were designed using COMSOL. Their influence on HiPIMS plasma properties was investigated using a 36 cm diameter copper target. The I-V discharge characteristics were measured. The temporal evolution of electron temperature (Te) and density (ne) was studied employing a triple Langmuir probe, which was also scanned in the whole discharge region to characterize the plasma distribution and transport. Based on the studies, a closed path for electrons to drift along was still essential in HiPIMS in order to efficiently confine electrons and achieve a high pulse current. Very dense plasmas (1019-1020 m-3) were generated in front of the race tracks during the pulse, and expanded downstream afterwards. As the magnetic field strength increased from 200 to 800 G, the expansion became faster and less isotropic, i.e. more directional toward the substrate. The electric potential distribution accounted for these effects. Varied race track widths and patterns altered the plasma distribution from the target to the substrate. A spiral-shaped magnetic field design was able to produce superior plasma uniformity on the substrate in addition to improved target utilization.

Yu, He; Meng, Liang; Szott, Matthew M.; McLain, Jake T.; Cho, Tae S.; Ruzic, David N.

2013-08-01

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Superposed epoch analysis of pressure and magnetic field configuration changes in the plasma sheet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Using data from 41 substorm events in the near-Earth magnetotail, we have combined plasma, energetic ion, and magnetic field data from the AMPTE/IRM spacecraft to perform a superposed epoch analysis of changes in the total pressure and in the magnetic field configuration as a function of time relative to substorm onset. Unloading is evident in the total pressure profile; the pressure decreases by about 20 percent. Pressure changes during the growth phase are not as uniform for the different substorms as the pressure changes during the expansion phase. To study changes in the magnetic field configuration, we have determined the development of the plasma pressure profiles in z for an average of data from 15 to 19 R(E). At substorm onset, the field line dipolarization begins on the innermost field lines and then progresses to the outer field lines. The field lines map the closest to the Earth about 45 min after substorm onset, and then begin to stretch out again during the recovery phase of the substorm.

Kistler, L. M.; Baumjohann, W.; Nagai, T.; Mobius, E.

1993-01-01

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Ion and electron cyclotron wall conditioning in stellarator and tokamak magnetic field configuration on WEGA  

SciTech Connect

Discharge wall conditioning is an effective tool to improve plasma performance in tokamaks and stellarators. RF Discharge Conditioning (RFDC) techniques are envisaged for use during operational campaigns on superconducting devices like the ITER tokamak and W7-X stellarator, as alternative to DC Glow Discharge Conditioning which is inefficient in presence of magnetic fields. This contribution investigates RFDC in both the ion and electron cyclotron range of frequencies (ICRF and ECRF) on the WEGA device (Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald, Germany) as preparation for W7-X operation. ECRF discharges produced by localised absorption of RF power at EC resonance layers suffer from poor radial discharge homogeneity in the tokamak vacuum magnetic field configuration, severely limiting the plasma wetted wall areas and consequently the conditioning efficiency. The non-localised production of ICRF discharges by collisional RF power absorption features much improved discharge homogeneity making Ion Cyclotron Wall Conditioning (ICWC) the favoured RFDC technique for superconducting tokamaks. RFDC with the stellarator vacuum magnetic field needs to aim at sufficient plasma densities at and outside the last closed flux surface (LCFS), maximising the convective plasma flux along the open field lines to the wall. Whereas for ICRF discharges this condition is easily fulfilled, on WEGA for He-ECRF discharges this could be achieved as well by off axis heating close to the LCFS. In stellarator magnetic field configuration it is found that He-ICWC for wall desaturation is at least one order of magnitude more efficient than He-ECWC. Novel ECWC methods are proposed that can decrease this efficiency gap with ICWC to a factor 2-3. The efficiency difference is less pronounced in case of H{sub 2}-ICWC and ECWC for isotopic exchange.

Wauters, T.; Louche, F. [Association Euratom-Belgian State, LPP-ERM/KMS, 1000 Brussels (Belgium); Laqua, H. P.; Otte, M.; Preynas, M.; Stange, T.; Altenburg, Y.; Aßmus, D.; Birus, D. [Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, EURATOM Association, 17491 Greifswald (Germany); Urlings, P. [Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, EURATOM Association, 17491 Greifswald, Germany and University of Technology, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

2014-02-12

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A first look into the magnetic field configuration of prominence threads using spectropolarimetric data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We show preliminary results of an ongoing investigation aimed at determining the configuration of the magnetic field vector in the threads of a quiescent hedgerow solar prominence using high-spatial resolution spectropolarimetric observations taken in the He I 1083.0 nm multiplet. The data consist of a two-dimensional map of a quiescent hedgerow prominence showing vertical threads. The observations were obtained with the Tenerife Infrared Polarimeter attached to the German Vacuum Tower Telescope at the Observatorio del Teide (Spain). The He I 1083.0 nm Stokes signals are interpreted with an inversion code, which takes into account the key physical processes that generate and/or modify circular and linear polarization signals in the He I 1083.0 nm triplet: the Zeeman effect, anisotropic radiation pumping, and the Hanle effect. We present initial results of the inversions, i.e, the strength and orientation of the magnetic field vector along the prominence and in prominence threads.

Orozco Suárez, D.; Asensio Ramos, A.; Trujillo Bueno, J.

2014-01-01

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Translation and Capture of High-Density Field Reversed Configurations for Magnetized Target Fusion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A physics demonstration of Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) is being pursued by a collaborative team from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Air Force Research Laboratory. The LANL facility, known as the Field Reversed eXperiment --- Liner (FRX-L), focuses on the physics of producing high-density Field Reversed Configurations (FRCs), translating them, and capturing them in a static flux conserver. Observations of FRCs in translation and capture will be presented. The data suggest FRCs are formed at density above 10^22/m^3, translate over the one meter chamber at 97 km/s, and a captured portion having radius 4 cm lives for 10?s. The repeatability of FRC capture will be discussed in context of that necessary for MTF. This work is supported by the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, and DOE/LANL contract DE-AC52-06NA25396.

Sieck, P. E.; Intrator, T. P.; Wurden, G. A.; Waganaar, W. J.; Cortez, R. J.; Oberto, R. J.

2009-11-01

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Effects of magnetic field configuration on the day-night asymmetry of chorus occurrence rate: A numerical study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Effects of magnetic field configuration on the day-night asymmetry of chorus occurrence rate are investigated using a recently developed hybrid code. Previous observational studies show that dayside chorus occurs in regions where the background magnetic field is nearly homogeneous; these observations suggest that the magnetic field configuration might play a significant role in the dayside chorus excitation. In this work, we use a hybrid code to numerically study the threshold conditions of hot electron distributions required to excite chorus waves for different background magnetic field inhomogeneities. Our numerical experiments demonstrate that in a magnetic field with smaller inhomogeneity, smaller temperature anisotropy and smaller number density of hot electrons are needed to excite chorus waves. This conclusion could help explain the higher occurrence rate of chorus waves on the dayside compared with that on the nightside especially in quiet times.

Tao, X.; Lu, Q.; Wang, S.; Dai, L.

2014-10-01

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Stable transport and side-focusing of sheet electron beams in periodically cusped magnetic field configurations  

SciTech Connect

Sheet electron beams and configurations with multiple electron beams have the potential to make possible higher power sources of microwave radiation due to their ability to transport high currents, at reduced current densities, through a single narrow RF interaction circuit. Possible microwave device applications using sheet electron beams include sheet-beam klystrons, grating TWT`s, and planar FELs. Historically, implementation of sheet beams in microwave devices has been discouraged by their susceptibility to the diocotron instability in solenoidal focusing systems. However, recent theoretical and numerical studies have shown that stable transport of sheet beams is possible in periodically cusped magnetic (PCM) fields. The use of an offset-pole PCM configuration has been shown analytically to provide side-fields for 2-D focusing of the beam, and this has been recently verified with PIC code simulations. The authors present further theoretical studies of sheet and multi-beam transport and discuss experimental measurements of an offset-pole PCM array which is currently being constructed.

Anderson, J.; Basten, M.A.; Rauth, L.; Booske, J.H.; Joe, J.; Scharer, J.E. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1995-12-31

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Global Perturbation Configurations in a Composite Disc System with an Isopedic Magnetic Field  

E-print Network

We construct stationary global configurations of both aligned and unaligned logarithmic spiral perturbations in a composite disc system of stellar and isopedically magnetized gaseous singular isothermal discs (SIDs) coupled by gravity. The thin gaseous SID is threaded across by a vertical magnetic field B_z with a constant ratio of the surface gas mass density to B_z. There exist two classes of stationary magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) solutions with in-phase and out-of-phase density perturbations. For both aligned and unaligned cases with azimuthal periodicities |m|\\geq 2 (m is an integer), there may be two, one, and no solution situations, depending on the chosen parameters. For the transition criteria from an axisymmetric equilibrium to aligned secular bar-like instabilities, the corresponding T/|W| ratio can be much lower than the oft-quoted value of T/|W|\\sim 0.14, where T is the total rotational kinetic energy and W is the total gravitational potential energy plus the magnetic energy. The T/|W| ratios for the two sets of solutions in different ranges are separated by m/(4m+4). For the unaligned cases, we study marginal stabilities for axisymmetric (m=0) and non-axisymmetric (m\

Y. -Q. Lou; Y. Wu

2005-08-28

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Measurements accounting for the impediment of ion spin-up in rotating magnetic field driven field reversed configurations  

SciTech Connect

Improved vacuum hygiene, wall conditioning, and reduced recycling in the rotating magnetic field (RMF) driven translation, confinement, and sustainment-upgrade (TCSU) field reversed configuration experiment have made possible a more accurate assessment of the forces affecting ion spin-up. This issue is critical in plasmas sustained by RMFs, such as TCSU since ion spin-up can substantially reduce or cancel the RMF current drive effect. Several diagnostics are brought to bear, including a 3-axis translatable magnetic probe allowing the first experimental measurement of the end shorting effect. These results show that the ion rotation is determined by a balance between electron-ion friction, the end shorting effect, and ion drag against neutrals.

Deards, C. L. [Lockheed Martin, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale, California 93599 (United States); Hoffman, A. L.; Steinhauer, L. C. [Redmond Plasma Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, 14700 NE 95th Street, Suite 100, Redmond, Washington 98052 (United States)

2011-11-15

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Enhanced absorption Hanle effect in the configuration of crossed laser beam and magnetic field F. Renzoni,1,  

E-print Network

-field-created Zeeman coherences. The Hanle effect investigations of Refs. 11,12 were based on a linearly polarizedEnhanced absorption Hanle effect in the configuration of crossed laser beam and magnetic field F 2001 We have analyzed the Hanle effect on the closed Fg 3Fe 4 D2-line transition of 85 Rb. Exciting

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Three-dimensional MHD simulation of FTEs produced by merging at an isolated point in a sheared magnetic field configuration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present predictions for the evolution of FTEs generated by localized bursts of reconnection on a planar magnetopause that separates a magnetosheath region of high densities and weak magnetic field from a magnetospheric region of low densities and strong magnetic field. The magnetic fields present a shear angle of 105 degrees. Reconnection forms a pair of FTEs each crossing the magnetopause in the field reversal region and bulging into the magnetosphere and magnetosheath. At their initial stage they can be characterized as flux tubes since the newly reconnected magnetic field lines are not twisted. Reconnection launches Alfvenic perturbations that propagate along the FTEs generating high-speed jets, which move the pair of FTEs in opposite directions. As the FTE moves, it displaces the ambient magnetic field and plasma producing bipolar magnetic field and plasma velocity signatures normal to the nominal magnetopause in the regions surrounding the FTE. The combination of the ambient plasma with the FTE flows generates a vortical velocity pattern around the reconnected field lines. During its evolution the FTE evolves to a flux rope configuration due to the twist of the magnetic field lines. The alfvenic perturbations propagate faster along the part of the FTE bulging into the magnetosphere than in the magnetosheath, and due to the differences between the plasma and magnetic field properties the perturbations have slightly different signatures in the two regions. As a consequence, the FTEs have different signatures depending on whether the satellite encounters the part bulging into the magnetosphere or into the magnetosheath.

Santos, J. C.; Sibeck, D. G.; Büchner, J.; Gonzalez, W. D.; Ferreira, J. L.

2014-03-01

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The magnetic field configuration of a solar prominence inferred from spectropolarimetric observations in the He I 10830 A triplet  

E-print Network

Context: The determination of the magnetic field vector in quiescent solar prominences is possible by interpreting the Hanle and Zeeman effects in spectral lines. However, observational measurements are scarce and lack high spatial resolution. Aims: To determine the magnetic field vector configuration along a quiescent solar prominence by interpreting spectropolarimetric measurements in the He I 1083.0 nm triplet obtained with the Tenerife Infrared Polarimeter installed at the German Vacuum Tower Telescope of the Observatorio del Teide. Methods. The He I 1083.0 nm triplet Stokes profiles are analyzed with an inversion code that takes into account the physics responsible of the polarization signals in this triplet. The results are put into a solar context with the help of extreme ultraviolet observations taken with the Solar Dynamic Observatory and the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory satellites. Results: For the most probable magnetic field vector configuration, the analysis depicts a mean field streng...

Suárez, David Orozco; Bueno, Javier Trujillo

2014-01-01

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Effects of internal structure on equilibrium of field-reversed configuration plasma sustained by rotating magnetic field  

SciTech Connect

The effects of an internal structure on the equilibrium of a field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma sustained by rotating magnetic field is investigated by using detailed electrostatic probe measurements in the FRC Injection Experiment apparatus [S. Okada, et al., Nucl. Fusion. 45, 1094 (2005)]. An internal structure installed axially on the geometrical axis, which simulates Ohmic transformer or external toroidal field coils on the FRC device, brings about substantial changes in plasma density profile. The internal structure generates steep density-gradients not only on the inner side but on the outer side of the torus. The radial electric field is observed to sustain the ion thermal pressure-gradient in the FRC without the internal structure; however, the radial electric field is not sufficient to sustain the increased ion thermal pressure-gradient in the FRC with the internal structure. Spontaneously driven azimuthal ion flow will be accountable for the imbalance of the radial pressure which is modified by the internal structure.

Yambe, Kiyoyuki; Inomoto, Michiaki; Okada, Shigefumi [Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Kobayashi, Yuka; Asai, Tomohiko [College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Tokyo 101-8308 (Japan)

2008-09-15

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On the Magnetic Field of Pulsars with Realistic Neutron Stars Configurations  

E-print Network

We have recently developed a neutron star model fulfilling global and not local charge neutrality, both in the static and in the uniformly rotating cases. The model is described by the coupled Einstein-Maxwell-Thomas- Fermi (EMTF) equations, in which all fundamental interactions are accounted for in the framework of general relativity and relativistic mean field theory. Uniform rotation is introduced following the Hartle's formalism. We show that the use of realistic parameters of rotating neutron stars obtained from numerical integration of the self-consistent axisymmetric general relativistic equations of equilibrium leads to values of the magnetic field and radiation efficiency of pulsars very different from estimates based on fiducial parameters assuming a neutron star mass, M = 1.4 Msun, radius R = 10 km, and moment of inertia, I = 10^45 g cm^2. In addition, we compare and contrast the magnetic field inferred from the traditional Newtonian rotating magnetic dipole model with respect to the one obtained from its general relativistic analog which takes into due account the effect of the finite size of the source. We apply these considerations to the specific high-magnetic field pulsars class and show that, indeed, all these sources can be described as canonical pulsars driven by the rotational energy of the neutron star, and with magnetic fields lower than the quantum critical field for any value of the neutron star mass.

Riccardo Belvedere; Jorge Armando Rueda; Remo Ruffini

2014-11-10

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On the Magnetic Field of Pulsars with Realistic Neutron Star Configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have recently developed a neutron star model fulfilling global and not local charge neutrality, both in the static and in the uniformly rotating cases. The model is described by the coupled Einstein-Maxwell-Thomas-Fermi equations, in which all fundamental interactions are accounted for in the framework of general relativity and relativistic mean field theory. Uniform rotation is introduced following Hartle's formalism. We show that the use of realistic parameters of rotating neutron stars, obtained from numerical integration of the self-consistent axisymmetric general relativistic equations of equilibrium, leads to values of the magnetic field and radiation efficiency of pulsars that are very different from estimates based on fiducial parameters that assume a neutron star mass M = 1.4 M ?, radius R = 10 km, and moment of inertia I = 1045 g cm2. In addition, we compare and contrast the magnetic field inferred from the traditional Newtonian rotating magnetic dipole model with respect to the one obtained from its general relativistic analog, which takes into account the effect of the finite size of the source. We apply these considerations to the specific high-magnetic field pulsar class and show that, indeed, all of these sources can be described as canonical pulsars driven by the rotational energy of the neutron star, and have magnetic fields lower than the quantum critical field for any value of the neutron star mass.

Belvedere, R.; Rueda, Jorge A.; Ruffini, R.

2015-01-01

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Point sensitive NMR imaging system using a magnetic field configuration with a spatial minimum  

DOEpatents

A point-sensitive NMR imaging system (10) in which a main solenoid coil (11) produces a relatively strong and substantially uniform magnetic field and a pair of perturbing coils (PZ1 and PZ2) powered by current in the same direction superimposes a pair of relatively weak perturbing fields on the main field to produce a resultant point of minimum field strength at a desired location in a direction along the Z-axis. Two other pairs of perturbing coils (PX1, PX2; PY1, PY2) superimpose relatively weak field gradients on the main field in directions along the X- and Y-axes to locate the minimum field point at a desired location in a plane normal to the Z-axes. An RF generator (22) irradiates a tissue specimen in the field with radio frequency energy so that desired nuclei in a small volume at the point of minimum field strength will resonate.

Eberhard, Philippe H. (El Cerrito, CA)

1985-01-01

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The magnetic field configuration of a solar prominence inferred from spectropolarimetric observations in the He i 10 830 Å triplet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Context. Determining the magnetic field vector in quiescent solar prominences is possible by interpreting the Hanle and Zeeman effects in spectral lines. However, observational measurements are scarce and lack high spatial resolution. Aims: We determine the magnetic field vector configuration along a quiescent solar prominence by interpreting spectropolarimetric measurements in the He i 1083.0 nm triplet obtained with the Tenerife Infrared Polarimeter installed at the German Vacuum Tower Telescope of the Observatorio del Teide. Methods: The He i 1083.0 nm triplet Stokes profiles were analyzed with an inversion code that takes the physics responsible for the polarization signals in this triplet into account. The results are put into a solar context with the help of extreme ultraviolet observations taken with the Solar Dynamic Observatory and the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory satellites. Results: For the most probable magnetic field vector configuration, the analysis depicts a mean field strength of 7 gauss. We do not find local variations in the field strength except that the field is, on average, lower in the prominence body than in the prominence feet, where the field strength reaches ~25 gauss. The averaged magnetic field inclination with respect to the local vertical is ~77°. The acute angle of the magnetic field vector with the prominence main axis is 24° for the sinistral chirality case and 58° for the dextral chirality. These inferences are in rough agreement with previous results obtained from the analysis of data acquired with lower spatial resolutions. A movie is available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.org

Orozco Suárez, D.; Asensio Ramos, A.; Trujillo Bueno, J.

2014-06-01

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Impact of rotation on the geometrical configurations of fossil magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The MiMeS project demonstrated that a small fraction of massive stars (around 7%) presents large-scale, stable, generally dipolar magnetic fields at their surface. These fields that do not present any evident correlations with stellar mass or rotation are supposed to be fossil remnants of the initial phases of stellar evolution. They result from the relaxation to MHD equilibrium states, during the formation of stable radiation zones, of initial fields resulting from a previous convective phase. In this work, we present new theoretical results, where we generalize previous studies by taking rotation into account. The properties of relaxed fossil fields are compared to those obtained when rotation is ignored. Consequences for magnetic fields in the radiative envelope of rotating early-type stars and their stability are finally discussed.

Emeriau, C.; Mathis, S.

2015-01-01

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The overall configuration of the interplanetary magnetic field upstream of Saturn as revealed by Cassini observations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Cassini spacecraft approached Saturn during the declining phase of the solar cycle, at a time when the heliosphere was highly structured by compressions and rarefactions associated with corotating interaction regions (CIRs). We examine in detail the hourly averaged interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) data prior to Saturn Orbit Insertion and during one subsequent orbit of Cassini closer to solar minimum,

C. M. Jackman; R. J. Forsyth; M. K. Dougherty

2008-01-01

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Reduced ELM heat loads from increased magnetic field-line length in snowflake configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A major concern for fusion devices is the temperature rise of bounding material surfaces from plasma energy exhaust. For short bursts of energy deposition, as from edge-localized modes (ELMs), the temperature rise scales as the total energy deposited divided by the square root of the burst duration, Tb. The time Tb is known to depend on electron and ion convective and conductive transport along the field line, electron and ion collisional equilibration, and radiative losses. The conduction time scales as the field-line length, L, whereas the conduction time scales as L^2. The snowflake configuration naturally has a much larger L than the conventional X-point divertor, thus yielding larger Tb, and reduced surface temperature rise. The quantitative impact for the snowflake is presented through the comparison of 3 models: 2-point analytic scaling, 1D along a field line, and 2D including full snowflake tokamak geometry.

Rognlien, T. D.; Ryutov, D. D.; Umansky, M. V.

2011-11-01

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The Parker spiral configuration of the interplanetary magnetic field between 1 and 8.5 AU  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The magnetic field data from the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft show that the field directions between 1 and 8.5 AU are in accordance with the Parker spiral directions within quiet and interaction regions. The included angle between the inward and outward sectored field directions is near 180 deg; the field direction manifests greater variability in quiet regions than in interaction zones. The fractional polarities below 10 deg heliographic latitude are dominated by temporal variations; however, dual-spacecraft investigations permitted a significant latitudinal gradient to be extracted. The sector structure extended occasionally to 16 deg heliographic latitude during the period of average current sheet inclination in 1976; it is proposed that the fast streams associated with interaction regions may move the current sheet to higher latitudes when the source of the fast plasma is in the southern solar hemisphere.

Thomas, B. T.; Smith, E. J.

1980-01-01

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The latitude dependencies of the solar wind. [of interplanetary magnetic field polarity and configurations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The motion of spacecraft following the earth's orbit occurs within the solar latitude range of 7 deg 15 min N on approximately September 7 to 7 deg 15 min S on approximately March 6. The latitude dependencies so far detected within this range have shown that the photospheric dipole-like field of the sun makes very important contributions to the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) observed near the ecliptic. Changes in geomagnetic activity from even to odd numbered 11-year solar cycles are related to changes in the sun's dipolar field. The north-south IMF component and meridional, nonradial flow are important to a complete understanding of steady-state solar wind dynamics. Coronal conditions must be latitude-dependent in a way that accounts for the observed latitude dependence of the velocity and density of the solar wind.

Rosenberg, R. L.; Winge, C. R., Jr.

1974-01-01

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Mitigation of rotational instability of high-beta field-reversed configuration by double-sided magnetized plasmoid injection  

SciTech Connect

Active control of destructive rotational instability in a high-beta field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma was demonstrated by using double-sided plasmoid injection technique. The elliptical deformation of the FRC's cross section was mitigated as a result of substantial suppression of spontaneous spin-up by the plasmoid injection. It was found that the injected plasmoid provided better stability against the rotational mode, suggesting that the compensation of the FRC's decaying magnetic flux might help to suppress its spin-up.

Itagaki, H.; Inomoto, M. [Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan); Asai, T.; Takahashi, Ts. [College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, 1-8-14 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8308 (Japan)] [College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, 1-8-14 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8308 (Japan)

2014-03-15

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Passive magnetic bearing configurations  

DOEpatents

A journal bearing provides vertical and radial stability to a rotor of a passive magnetic bearing system when the rotor is not rotating and when it is rotating. In the passive magnetic bearing system, the rotor has a vertical axis of rotation. Without the journal bearing, the rotor is vertically and radially unstable when stationary, and is vertically stable and radially unstable when rotating.

Post, Richard F. (Walnut Creek, CA)

2011-01-25

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Electron Acceleration in the Field-reversed Configuration (FRC) by Slowly Rotation Odd-parity Magnetic Fields (RMF[subscript o])  

SciTech Connect

The trajectories of individual electrons are studied numerically in a 3D, prolate, FRC [field-reversed configuration] equilibrium magnetic geometry with added small-amplitude, slowly rotating, odd-parity magnetic fields (RMFos). RMFos cause electron heating by toroidal acceleration near the O-point line and by field-parallel acceleration away from it, both followed by scattering from magnetic-field inhomogeneities. Electrons accelerated along the O-point line move antiparallel to the FRC's current and attain average toroidal angular speeds near that of the RMFo, independent of the sense of RMFo rotation. A conserved transformed Hamiltonian, dependent on electron energy and RMFo sense, controls electron flux-surface coordinate.

Glasser, A.H.; Cohen, S.A.

2001-04-05

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Field Reversed Configuration Target Design for a Magnetized Target Fusion Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are designing a compact (r=5 cm, l=30 cm), high density (n=10^18 cm-3) FRC using theta pinch formation techniques, which will be translated into an aluminum liner for implosion to fusion relevant parameters. Stored plasma energy will be modest (7.5 kJ), with average beta of 1, and external magnetic field strength of 5.4 T. MOQUI code calculations show that the required plasma can be formed using conical theta pinch coils and our existing Colt 0.25 MJ capacitor bank, and then translated in a few microseconds into the aluminum liner, where it is trapped. After the plasma is suitably diagnosed (Thomson scattering, interferometry, spectroscopy), the experiment will be attached to a pulsed-power driver (Shiva Star or Atlas, for example), where it will be destructively imploded. Modularity and compatibility with an actual liner assembly are important elements of this FRC target plasma design. On the Web, click http://fusionenergy.lanl.gov for more details.

Wurden, G. A.; Schoenberg, K. F.; Siemon, R. E.; Tuszewski, M.; Wysocki, F. J.; Milroy, R. D.

1998-11-01

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Characterisation of edge turbulence in relation to edge magnetic field configuration in L-mode plasmas in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak  

Microsoft Academic Search

Almost all astrophysical and magnetically confined fusion plasmas are turbulent. Here, we examine ion saturation current (Isat) measurements of edge plasma turbulence for three MAST L-mode plasmas that differ primarily in their edge magnetic field configurations. First, absolute moments of the coarse grained data are examined to obtain accurate values of scaling exponents. The dual scaling behaviour is identified in

J. Dewhurst; B. Hnat; B. Dudson; R. O. Dendy; G. F. Counsell; A. Kirk

2007-01-01

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Application of a Solar Wind Model Driven by Turbulence Dissipation to a 2D Magnetic Field Configuration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although it is widely accepted that photospheric motions provide the energy source and that the magnetic field must play a key role in the process, the detailed mechanisms responsible for heating the Sun's corona and accelerating the solar wind are still not fully understood. Cranmer et al. developed a sophisticated, one-dimensional (1D), time-steady model of the solar wind with turbulence dissipation. By varying the coronal magnetic field, they obtain, for a single choice of wave properties, a realistic range of slow and fast wind conditions with a sharp latitudinal transition between the two streams. Using a 1D, time-dependent model of the solar wind of Lionello et al., which incorporates turbulent dissipation of Alfvén waves to provide heating and acceleration of the plasma, we have explored a similar configuration, obtaining qualitatively equivalent results. However, our calculations suggest that the rapid transition between slow and fast wind suggested by this 1D model may be disrupted in multidimensional MHD simulations by the requirement of transverse force balance.

Lionello, Roberto; Velli, Marco; Downs, Cooper; Linker, Jon A.; Miki?, Zoran

2014-12-01

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Application of a Solar Wind Model Driven by Turbulence Dissipation to a 2D Magnetic Field Configuration  

E-print Network

Although it is widely accepted that photospheric motions provide the energy source and that the magnetic field must play a key role in the process, the detailed mechanisms responsible for heating the Sun's corona and accelerating the solar wind are still not fully understood. Cranmer et al. (2007) developed a sophisticated, 1D, time-steady model of the solar wind with turbulence dissipation. By varying the coronal magnetic field, they obtain, for a single choice of wave properties, a realistic range of slow and fast wind conditions with a sharp latitudinal transition between the two streams. Using a 1D, time-dependent model of the solar wind of Lionello et al. (2014), which incorporates turbulent dissipation of Alfv\\'en waves to provide heating and acceleration of the plasma, we have explored a similar configuration, obtaining qualitatively equivalent results. However, our calculations suggest that the rapid transition between slow and fast wind suggested by this 1D model may be disrupted in multidimensional ...

Lionello, Roberto; Downs, Cooper; Linker, Jon A; Miki?, Zoran

2014-01-01

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Resistive stability of magnetic dipole and other axisymmetric closed field line configurations  

E-print Network

anisotropic pressure MHD-kinetic theory,5 and electrostatic6­9 and electromagnetic10­13 kinetic theories that when the system is axially and up-down symmetric and the plasma beta = (plasma pressure/magnetic pressure) is finite, a resistive instability with a growth rate proportional to the cube root

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Pulse modulated microwave operation on large bore electron cyclotron resonance ion source with cylindrically comb-shaped magnetic fields configuration.  

PubMed

In order to enhance efficiency of an electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma for broad and dense ion beam source under the low pressure, the magnetic field configuration is constructed by a pair of comb-shaped magnet which has opposite polarity each other, and which cylindrically surrounds the plasma chamber. By using the pulse microwave mode operation, we aim at generation of plasma with parameters that cannot be achieved at the continuous microwave (cw) mode. The maximum beam current is obtained in the experimental condition of the pulse width 100-200 micros at the duty ratio 40%-50%. According to probe measurements of the ECR plasma, it is found the electron density in the pulse mode is larger than that in the cw mode, while the electron temperatures in the pulse mode were lower than that in the cw mode. These indirect evidences cause to enhance ion beams in the pulse mode operation, and then suggest a spread of operation windows for plasma parameters suitable to production of molecular or cluster ions. PMID:20192346

Hirai, Yoshiaki; Kato, Yushi; Sato, Fuminobu; Iida, Toshiyuki

2010-02-01

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What Controls the Magnetic Field Configuration of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections ?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work we address the question of the classification of interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs): magnetic cloud (MC) or ejecta (EJ). Using 186 shock-associated ICMEs from 1997 to 2006, we have examined three possible causes : (1) magnetic complexity characterized by sunspot number, (2) CME direction characterized by CME angular distance (the angle between the CME cone axis and the sky plane), and (3) CME-CME interaction characterized by the number of halo CMEs. First, the annual fraction of MC is poorly anti-correlated (R=-0.36) with annual sunspot number. Second, more than half of the CMEs that originated near the central meridian produced EJs and the distribution of CME angular distance for 38 EJs is not much different from that for 16 MCs. Third, the annual fraction of MC is well anti-correlated (R=-0.78) with the annual number of halo CMEs. In addition, we also searched for candidate of interacting CMEs according to temporal and spatial closeness by considering all halo CMEs during the same period. As a result, we find that the annual fraction of interacting CMEs is well correlated (R=0.87) with the annual number of the halo CMEs as well as anti-correlated (R=-0.85) with the annual fraction of MCs. The contingency table between CME-CME interaction and MC occurrence also shows a good statistical result (Prediction of detection 'yes' is 0.88, and Critical Success Index is 0.62), which is better than that for the halo CME-storm relationship. Our results imply that the CME interaction is mainly responsible for their observed structure (MC or EJ) in the interplanetary medium.

Moon, Y.; Gopalswamy, N.; Kim, R.; Xie, H.; Yashiro, S.

2011-12-01

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Peculiarities of collisionless drift instabilities in poloidal magnetic configurations  

SciTech Connect

Results of the numerical analysis of collisionless drift instabilities as applied to magnetic configurations with a purely poloidal magnetic field are presented. Instabilities caused by the gradients of the ion and electron temperatures and plasma density are considered within a wide range of wavenumbers. An electromagnetic model taking into account the finite plasma pressure and magnetic field curvature is formulated for configurations with a nonuniform magnetic field.

Khvesyuk, V. I.; Chirkov, A. Yu. [Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Russian Federation)

2010-12-15

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Characterization of edge turbulence in relation to edge magnetic field configuration in Ohmic L-mode plasmas in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ion saturation current (Isat) measurements of edge plasma turbulence are analysed for six MAST L-mode plasmas that differ primarily in their edge magnetic field configurations. The analysis techniques are designed to capture the strong nonlinearities of the datasets. First, absolute moments of the data are examined to obtain accurate values of scaling exponents. This confirms dual scaling behaviour in all

B. Hnat; B. D. Dudson; R. O. Dendy; G. F. Counsell; A. Kirk

2008-01-01

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Magnetic Fields  

E-print Network

In this chapter, we give a brief introduction into the use of the Zeeman effect in astronomy and the general detection of magnetic fields in stars, concentrating on the use of FORS2 for longitudinal magnetic field measurements.

Schöller, Markus

2015-01-01

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The Magnetic Configuration of a ?-Spot  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sunspots, which harbor both magnetic polarities within one penumbra, are called ?-spots. They are often associated with flares. Nevertheless, there are only very few detailed observations of the spatially resolved magnetic field configuration. We present an investigation performed with the Tenerife Infrared Polarimeter at the Vacuum Tower Telescope in Tenerife. We observed a sunspot with a main umbra and several additional umbral cores, one of them with opposite magnetic polarity (the ?-umbra). The ?-spot is divided into two parts by a line along which central emissions of the spectral line Ca II 854.2 nm appear. The Evershed flow comming from the main umbra ends at this line. In deep photospheric layers, we find an almost vertical magnetic field for the ?-umbra, and the magnetic field decreases rapidly with height, faster than in the main umbra. The horizontal magnetic field in the direction connecting main and ?-umbra is rather smooth, but in one location next to a bright penumbral feature at some distance to the ?-umbra, we encounter a change of the magnetic azimuth by 90° from one pixel to the next. Near the ?-umbra, but just outside, we encounter a blue-shift of the spectral line profiles which we interpret as Evershed flow away from the ?-umbra. Significant electric current densities are observed at the dividing line of the spot and inside the ?-umbra.

Balthasar, H.; Beck, C.; Louis, R. E.; Verma, M.; Denker, C.

2014-10-01

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Controlling precise magnetic field configuration around electron cyclotron resonance zone for enhancing plasma parameters and beam current  

SciTech Connect

Multi-charged ion source which has wide operating conditions is required in various application fields. We have constructed tandem type ECR ion source (ECRIS); one of the features of its main stage is an additional coil for controlling magnetic field distribution around the mirror bottom precisely. Here the effect of magnetic field variation caused by the additional coil is experimentally considered in terms of plasma parameters and beam current as the first investigation of the main stage plasma. Furthermore, behavior of magnetic lines of force flowing from the ECR zone is calculated, and is compared with measurement results aiming for better understanding of interrelationship between plasma production and ion beam generation on the ECRIS.

Yano, Keisuke, E-mail: yano@i-beam.jp; Kurisu, Yosuke; Nozaki, Dai; Kimura, Daiju; Imai, Youta; Kumakura, Sho; Sato, Fuminobu; Kato, Yushi; Iida, Toshiyuki [Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)] [Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

2014-02-15

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Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page and its annex describes, in trivial terms, the physics of magnetic fields and the history of its discovery. Included is the work of Halley, Oersted, Ampere and Maxwell. It also describes a way of demonstrating it in the classroom, using a vu-graph projector. Later sections #5, #5a and #6 extend this to magnetic field lines and electromagnetism.

Stern, David

2005-01-04

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Plasma Equilibria in Dipolar Magnetic Configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dipolar equilibria are of interest for magnetic confinement experiments in the laboratory(A. Hasegawa, Comments on Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 1 (1987) 147; and J. Kesner, L. Bromberg, M. E. Mauel and D. Garnier, ``Plasma Confinement in a Magnetic Dipole", Seventeenth Intl. Conf. on Plasma Phys. and Controlled Fusion Research, Yokahama, Japan, 19-23 October 1998, paper IAEA-F1-CN-69/ICP/09.) and the physics of magnetospheric and astrophysical plasmas.(M. Kallenrode, Space Physics: An Introduction to Plasmas and Particles in the Heliosphere and Magnetospheres, (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1998); M. M. Romanova, G. V. Ustyugova, A. V. Koldoba, V. M. Chachetkin, and R. V. E. Lovelace, Astrophysical Journal, 482 (1997) 708.) In our recent work(S. I. Krasheninnikov, P. J. Catto, and R. D. Hazeltine, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82 (1999) 2689; and P. J. Catto and S. I. Krasheninnikov, to appear in Phys. Lett. A (1999).), we have found realistic magnetic dipolar equilibria which retain the effects of finite plasma pressure, toroidal rotation, and gravitational effects. Limiting forms of the solutions are obtained analytically, and the interchange and ballooning stability of the equilibria can be explicitly evaluated in some cases. We discuss the main differences in magnetic equilibria of dipolar configurations and conventional magnetic confinement devices. We also discuss a simple experiment to verify the basic features of plasma confinement in a dipolar magnetic field that is complementary to the Levitated Dipole Experiment under construction at MIT in collaboration with Columbia Univ.

Krasheninnikov, Sergei I.

1999-11-01

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Fast electron bremsstrahlung in axisymmetric magnetic configuration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The nonthermal bremsstrahlung is calculated in a plasma with arbitrary axisymmetric magnetic configuration, taking into account the relativistic angular anisotropy of the radiation cross section at high photon energies, the helical winding of the field lines on the magnetic flux surfaces, and the poloidal variation of the electron distribution function including particle trapping effects. The fast electron dynamics during current drive in tokamaks and reverse field pinches can be investigated in detail by coupling this calculation to a bounce-averaged relativistic Fokker-Planck solver, which calculates the electron distribution function. The asymmetry between high- and low-field side hard x-ray emission intensity that has been measured on the Tore-Supra tokamak [Equipe TORE SUPRA, in Proceedings of the 15th Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, Seville (International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1995) Vol. 1, IAEA-CN-60/A1-5 (Institute of Physics, Bristol, U.K., 1995), p. 105] is explained for the first time by the role of trapped electrons. A much stronger poloidal asymmetry is predicted for the line-integrated fast electron bremsstrahlung in the poloidal plane of the Madison Symmetric Torus [R. N. Dexter et al., Fusion Tech. 19, 131 (1991)], since the helical winding of the magnetic field lines is much larger for a reverse field pinch configuration. In this case, the hard x-ray emission is no longer a flux surface quantity, which prevents local reconstructions using a standard Abel inversion, whatever the geometrical arrangement of the lines of sight.

Peysson, Y.; Decker, J.

2008-09-01

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An automated approach to magnetic divertor configuration design  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Automated methods based on optimization can greatly assist computational engineering design in many areas. In this paper an optimization approach to the magnetic design of a nuclear fusion reactor divertor is proposed and applied to a tokamak edge magnetic configuration in a first feasibility study. The approach is based on reduced models for magnetic field and plasma edge, which are integrated with a grid generator into one sensitivity code. The design objective chosen here for demonstrative purposes is to spread the divertor target heat load as much as possible over the entire target area. Constraints on the separatrix position are introduced to eliminate physically irrelevant magnetic field configurations during the optimization cycle. A gradient projection method is used to ensure stable cost function evaluations during optimization. The concept is applied to a configuration with typical Joint European Torus (JET) parameters and it automatically provides plausible configurations with reduced heat load.

Blommaert, M.; Dekeyser, W.; Baelmans, M.; Gauger, N. R.; Reiter, D.

2015-01-01

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High Energy Electron Confinement in a Magnetic Cusp Configuration  

E-print Network

We report experimental results validating the concept that plasma confinement is enhanced in a magnetic cusp configuration when beta (plasma pressure/magnetic field pressure) is order of unity. This enhancement is required for a fusion power reactor based on cusp confinement to be feasible. The magnetic cusp configuration possesses a critical advantage: the plasma is stable to large scale perturbations. However, early work indicated that plasma loss rates in a reactor based on a cusp configuration were too large for net power production. Grad and others theorized that at high beta a sharp boundary would form between the plasma and the magnetic field, leading to substantially smaller loss rates. The current experiment validates this theoretical conjecture for the first time and represents critical progress toward the Polywell fusion concept which combines a high beta cusp configuration with an electrostatic fusion for a compact, economical, power-producing nuclear fusion reactor.

Park, Jaeyoung; Sieck, Paul E; Offermann, Dustin T; Skillicorn, Michael; Sanchez, Andrew; Davis, Kevin; Alderson, Eric; Lapenta, Giovanni

2014-01-01

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Review of field-reversed configurations  

SciTech Connect

This review addresses field-reversed configurations (FRCs), which are compact-toroidal magnetic systems with little or no toroidal field and very high {beta} (ratio of plasma pressure to magnetic pressure). Although enthusiasm for the FRC has primarily been driven by its potential for an attractive fusion reactor, this review focuses on the physics rather than on technological or engineering aspects. Major advances in both theory and experiment have taken place since the previous comprehensive FRC review in 1988. Even so many questions remain. In particular, even though FRC experiments have exhibited remarkable stability, how well this extrapolates to larger systems remains unresolved. The review considers FRCs under familiar topical categories: equilibrium, global stability, self-organization, transport, formation, and sustainment.

Steinhauer, Loren C. [Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

2011-07-15

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Magnetic Field Safety Magnetic Field Safety  

E-print Network

Magnetic Field Safety Training #12;Magnetic Field Safety Strong Magnetic Fields exist around energized magnets. High magnetic fields alone are a recognized hazard only for personnel with certain medical conditions such as pacemakers, magnetic implants, or embedded shrapnel. In addition, high magnetic

McQuade, D. Tyler

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Large-gap magnetic positioning system having advantageous configuration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A magnetic configuration was devised in which the positioned object is maintained in a stable orientation and position on one side of an opaque plane surface entirely by means of magnetic components on the other side of the plane. The system is effective with or without gravity, and can operate in any orientation. In this system, the positioned object need only contain a simple dipole magnet. The positioning components consist of a group of permanent magnets creating a magnetic field configuration which stabilizes the levitated dipole in all but one degree of freedom, and a magnetic position sensing and force feedback system to actively stabilize the object in the one unstable direction. The system utilizes very low power at equilibrium and can maintain gaps of 50 mm.

Chong, Paul; Commandeur, Colin; Davis, Harold; Whitehead, Lorne

1992-01-01

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High field superconducting magnets  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A superconducting magnet includes an insulating layer disposed about the surface of a mandrel; a superconducting wire wound in adjacent turns about the mandrel to form the superconducting magnet, wherein the superconducting wire is in thermal communication with the mandrel, and the superconducting magnet has a field-to-current ratio equal to or greater than 1.1 Tesla per Ampere; a thermally conductive potting material configured to fill interstices between the adjacent turns, wherein the thermally conductive potting material and the superconducting wire provide a path for dissipation of heat; and a voltage limiting device disposed across each end of the superconducting wire, wherein the voltage limiting device is configured to prevent a voltage excursion across the superconducting wire during quench of the superconducting magnet.

Hait, Thomas P. (Inventor); Shirron, Peter J. (Inventor)

2011-01-01

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The influence of elevated 50 Hz electric and magnetic fields on implanted cardiac pacemakers: the role of the lead configuration and programming of the sensitivity.  

PubMed

The influence of the electromagnetic interference (EMI) on performance of 15 implanted cardiac pacemakers (12 generator models) was tested during exposure at a high voltage substation. All patients had an adequate spontaneous heart rate during the study. Tests were performed in the ventricular inhibited mode with unipolar sensing in all pacemakers and repeated with bipolar sensing in four pacemakers. The sensitivity was set to a regular, functionally proper level and then to the highest available level. Exposure was done to moderate (1.2-1.7 kV/m) and strong (7.0-8.0 kV/m) electric fields, which correspond to the immediate vicinity of 110 and 400 kV power lines, respectively. In moderate electric fields the output was inhibited in one pacemaker at regular sensitivity (1.7-3.0 mV) and in five pacemakers at the highest sensitivity (0.5-1.25 mV). In strong electric fields the output was inhibited in five pacemakers at regular sensitivity and several pacemakers converted to noise reversion mode at the highest sensitivity. In bipolar mode only one of four pacemakers at high sensitivity (0.5-1.0 mV) was inhibited in the strongest electric field, whereas all four did so in the unipolar mode. One pacemaker with unipolar sensitivity at 0.5 mV was interfered by 63 microT magnetic field. The results confirm that the programmed sensitivity level and the lead configuration markedly influence pacemakers' vulnerability to EMI. Bipolar sensing mode is rather safe in the presence of EMI, which is encountered in public environments. The programmable features of today's pacemakers permit individualized, less stringent safety measures to avoid electromagnetic hazards. PMID:1723194

Toivonen, L; Valjus, J; Hongisto, M; Metso, R

1991-12-01

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Magnetic Cusp Configuration of the SPL Plasma Generator  

SciTech Connect

The Superconducting Proton Linac (SPL) is a novel linear accelerator concept currently studied at CERN. As part of this study, a new Cs-free, RF-driven external antenna H{sup -} plasma generator has been developed to withstand an average thermal load of 6 kW. The magnetic configuration of the new plasma generator includes a dodecapole cusp field and a filter field separating the plasma heating and H{sup -} production regions. Ferrites surrounding the RF antenna serve in enhancing the coupling of the RF to the plasma. Due to the space requirements of the plasma chamber cooling circuit, the cusp magnets are pushed outwards compared to Linac4 and the cusp field strength in the plasma region is reduced by 40% when N-S magnetized magnets are used. The cusp field strength and plasma confinement can be improved by replacing the N-S magnets with offset Halbach elements of which each consists of three magnetic sub-elements with different magnetization direction. A design challenge is the dissipation of RF power induced by eddy currents in the cusp and filter magnets which may lead to overheating and demagnetization. In view of this, a copper magnet cage has been developed that shields the cusp magnets from the radiation of the RF antenna.

Kronberger, Matthias; Chaudet, Elodie; Favre, Gilles; Lettry, Jacques; Kuechler, Detlef; Moyret, Pierre; Paoluzzi, Mauro; Prever-Loiri, Laurent; Schmitzer, Claus; Scrivens, Richard; Steyaert, Didier [CERN, 385 Route de Meyrin, 1211 Geneva (Switzerland)

2011-09-26

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Chaotic motion of charged particles in toroidal magnetic configurations  

E-print Network

We study the motion of a charged particle in a tokamak magnetic field and discuss its chaotic nature. Contrary to most of recent studies, we do not make any assumption on any constant of the motion and solve numerically the cyclotron gyration using Hamiltonian formalism. We take advantage of a symplectic integrator allowing us to make long-time simulations. First considering an idealized magnetic configuration, we add a non generic perturbation corresponding to a magnetic ripple, breaking one of the invariant of the motion. Chaotic motion is then observed and opens questions about the link between chaos of magnetic field lines and chaos of particle trajectories. Second, we return to a axi-symmetric configuration and tune the safety factor (magnetic configuration) in order to recover chaotic motion. In this last setting with two constants of the motion, the presence of chaos implies that no third global constant exists, we highlight this fact by looking at variations of the first order of the magnetic moment in this chaotic setting. We are facing a mixed phase space with both regular and chaotic regions and point out the difficulties in performing a global reduction such as gyrokinetics.

Benjamin Cambon; Xavier Leoncini; Michel Vittot; Rémi Dumont; Xavier Garbet

2014-12-04

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Ferrofilm in a magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A vertically draining thin ferrofilm under the influence of gravity and a nonuniform magnetic field is considered. It is observed experimentally that the presence of the magnetic field greatly alters the drainage of the film. A mathematical model is developed to describe the behavior. Experiments are conducted for multiple magnetic field configurations. The model is solved for two different sets of boundary conditions and results are compared to experiments. It is shown that the magnetic field structure, the concentration of magnetite in the solution, and the boundary conditions all have noticeable affects on the evolution of the thinning film. Good qualitative agreement between the model and the experiments is observed.

Back, Randy; Beckham, J. Regan

2012-10-01

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The effects of magnetic nozzle configurations on plasma thrusters  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Plasma thrusters have been operated at power levels from 10 kw to 0.1 MW. When these devices have had magnetic fields applied to them which form a nozzle configuration for the expanding plasma, they have shown marked increases in exhaust velocity which is in direct proportion to the magnitude of the applied field. Further, recent results have shown that electrode erosion may be influenced by applied magnetic fields. This research effort is directed to the experimental and computational study of the effects of applied magnetic field nozzles in the acceleration of plasma flows. Plasma source devices which eliminate the plasma interaction in normal thrusters are studied as most basic. Normal thruster configurations were studied without applied fields and with applied magnetic nozzle fields. Unique computational studies utilize existing codes which accurately include transport processes. Unique diagnostic studies supported the experimental studies to generate new data. Both computation and diagnostics were combined to indicate the physical mechanisms and transport properties that are operative in order to allow scaling and accurate prediction of thruster performance.

York, Thomas M.

1990-01-01

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The effects of magnetic nozzle configurations on plasma thrusters  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Plasma thrusters have been operated at power levels from 10kW to 0.1MW. When these devices have had magnetic fields applied to them which form a nozzle configuration for the expanding plasma, they have shown marked increases in exhaust velocity which is in direct proportion to the magnitude of the applied field. Further, recent results have shown that electrode erosion may be influenced by applied magnetic fields. This research is directed to the experimental and computational study of the effects of applied magnetic field nozzles in the acceleration of plasma flows. Plasma source devices which eliminate the plasma interaction in normal thrusters are studied as most basic. Normal thruster configurations will be studied without applied fields and with applied magnetic nozzle fields. Unique computational studies will utilize existing codes which accurately include transport processes. Unique diagnostic studies will support the experimental studies to generate new data. Both computation and diagnostics will be combined to indicate the physical mechanisms and transport properties that are operative in order to allow scaling and accurate prediction of thruster performance.

York, Thomas M.

1989-01-01

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Distinct magnetic signatures of fractional vortex configurations in multiband superconductors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Vortices carrying fractions of a flux quantum are predicted to exist in multiband superconductors, where vortex core can split between multiple band-specific components of the superconducting condensate. Using the two-component Ginzburg-Landau model, we examine such vortex configurations in a two-band superconducting slab in parallel magnetic field. The fractional vortices appear due to the band-selective vortex penetration caused by different thresholds for vortex entry within each band-condensate, and stabilize near the edges of the sample. We show that the resulting fractional vortex configurations leave distinct fingerprints in the static measurements of the magnetization, as well as in ac dynamic measurements of the magnetic susceptibility, both of which can be readily used for the detection of these fascinating vortex states in several existing multiband superconductors.

da Silva, R. M.; Miloševi?, M. V.; Domínguez, D.; Peeters, F. M.; Aguiar, J. Albino

2014-12-01

86

Magnetic fields in anisotropic relativistic stars  

E-print Network

Relativistic, spherically symmetric configurations consisting of a gravitating magnetized anisotropic fluid are studied. For such configurations, we obtain static equilibrium solutions with an axisymmetric, poloidal magnetic field produced by toroidal electric currents. The presence of such a field results in small deviations of the shape of the configuration from spherical symmetry. This in turn leads to the modification of an equation for the current and correspondingly to changes in the structure of the internal magnetic field for the systems supported by the anisotropic fluid, in contrast to the case of an isotropic fluid, where such deviations do not affect the magnetic field.

Vladimir Folomeev; Vladimir Dzhunushaliev

2015-01-26

87

Structure and deformations of strongly magnetized neutron stars with twisted torus configurations  

E-print Network

We construct general relativistic models of stationary, strongly magnetized neutron stars. The magnetic field configuration, obtained by solving the relativistic Grad-Shafranov equation, is a generalization of the twisted torus model recently proposed in the literature; the stellar deformations induced by the magnetic field are computed by solving the perturbed Einstein's equations; stellar matter is modeled using realistic equations of state. We find that in these configurations the poloidal field dominates over the toroidal field and that, if the magnetic field is sufficiently strong during the first phases of the stellar life, it can produce large deformations.

R. Ciolfi; V. Ferrari; L. Gualtieri

2010-03-10

88

Gravitational Collapse of Vacuum Gravitational Field Configurations  

E-print Network

This paper proves a theorem about the existence of an apparent horizon in general relativity, which applies equally well to vacuum configurations and matter configurations. The theorem uses the reciprocal of the surface-to-volume ratio of a region on a space slice to measure the radius of the region, and uses the minimum value $K_{\\rm min}$ of certain components of the extrinsic curvature to measure the strengh of the gravitational field in the region. The theorem proves that, if the product of the radius times $K_{\\rm min}$ is larger than unity, then an apparent horizon must form, signalling the formation of a black hole.

Douglas M. Eardley

1994-11-08

89

Exploring Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students investigate the presence of magnetic fields around magnets, the sun and the earth. They will explore magnetic field lines, understand that magnetic lines of force show the strength and direction of magnetic fields, determine how field lines interact between attracting and repelling magnetic poles, and discover that the earth and sun have magnetic properties. They will also discover that magnetic force is invisible and that a "field of force" is a region or space in which one object can attract or repel another.

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Visualizing Magnetic Field Lines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students take the age old concept of etch-a-sketch a step further. Using iron filings, students begin visualizing magnetic field lines. To do so, students use a compass to read the direction of the magnet's magnetic field. Then, students observe the behavior of iron filings near that magnet as they rotate the filings about the magnet. Finally, students study the behavior of iron filings suspended in mineral oil which displays the magnetic field in three dimensions.

VU Bioengineering RET Program, School of Engineering,

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What are Magnetic Fields?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about magnetic fields. Using iron filings, learners will observe magnets in various arrangements to investigate the magnetic field lines of force. This information is then related to magnetic loops on the Sun's surface and the magnetic field of the Earth. This is the second activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

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Magnetic field line Hamiltonian  

SciTech Connect

The basic properties of the Hamiltonian representation of magnetic fields in canonical form are reviewed. The theory of canonical magnetic perturbation theory is then developed and applied to the time evolution of a magnetic field embedded in a toroidal plasma. Finally, the extension of the energy principle to tearing modes, utilizing the magnetic field line Hamiltonian, is outlined.

Boozer, A.H.

1985-02-01

93

Extension of XGC kinetic simulation codes to magnetic mirror configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The XGC codes, developed to simulate the edge regions of tokamak plasmas, are modified to carry out kinetic simulations of axisymmetric magnetic mirror configurations. The XGC codes are particle in cell kinetic codes that include a virtual sheath condition where magnetic field lines run into end plates. The XGC1 code is a fully five dimensional kinetic code that is used to investigate turbulence, while the faster XGC0 code uses the axisymmetric average electrostatic potential in order to simulate charged particle drifts, losses and collisional effects. Kinetic electron computations, neutral beam injection, atomic physics and the effects of thermal neutrals are included in the XGC codes. Changes are being made to allow the XGC codes to accept mirror equilibria and to run without a toroidal magnetic field component. The XGC0 code will be used to compute particle dynamics, electrostatic potentials, and moments of the distribution functions including plasma flows in mirror configurations. [1] C.S. Chang, S. Ku, H. Weitzner, Phys. Plasmas 11 (2004) 2649

Bateman, G.; Pankin, A. Y.; Kritz, A. H.; Rafiq, T.; Park, G. Y.; Ku, S.; Chang, C. S.; Horton, W.; Pratt, J.

2009-11-01

94

Magnetic configuration dependence of magnetoresistance in a Fe-porphyrin-like carbon nanotube spintronic device  

SciTech Connect

By using nonequilibrium Green's functions in combination with the density functional theory, we investigate the spin-dependent transport properties in a Fe-porphyrin-like carbon nanotube spintronic device. The results show that magnetoresistance ratio is strongly dependent on the magnetic configuration of the Fe-porphyrin-like carbon nanotube. Under the application of the external magnetic field, the magnetoresistance ratio of the device can be increased from about 19% to about 1020% by tuning the magnetic configuration in the device. Our results confirm that the magnetic configuration is a key factor for obtaining a high-performance spintronic device.

Zeng, Jing; Chen, Ke-Qiu, E-mail: keqiuchen@hnu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Physics and Technology of Hunan Province, Department of Applied Physics, Hunan University, Changsha 410082 (China)

2014-01-20

95

Plasma-wall interaction in Hall thrusters with magnetic lens configuration  

SciTech Connect

Some recently developed Hall thrusters utilize a magnetic field configuration in which the field lines penetrate the thruster walls at a high incidence angle. This so-called magnetic lens leads to an electric field pointing away from the walls, which is expected to reduce ion losses and improve thruster efficiency. This configuration also introduces an interesting behavior in the sheath formation. At sufficiently large angles, ions are repelled from the wall, and sheath collapse is expected. We use a plasma simulation code to investigate this phenomenon in detail. We consider the role of the magnetic field incidence angle, secondary electron emission, and a magnetic mirror. Numerical study confirms the theoretical predictions, and at large angles, ions are seen to turn away from the wall. We also consider the role of the magnetic field geometry on ion wall flux and channel erosion, and observe reduction in both quantities as the magnetic field incidence angle is increased.

Brieda, Lubos; Keidar, Michael [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University, 801 22nd St., Washington, DC 20052 (United States)

2012-06-15

96

Mapping Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about bar magnets and their invisible magnetic fields. Learners will experiment with magnets and a compass to detect and draw magnetic fields. This is Activity 1 of a larger resource, entitled Exploring the Sun. The NASA spacecraft missions represented by this material include SOHO, TRACE, STEREO, Hinode, and SDO.

2012-08-03

97

Magnetosphere of Uranus: plasma sources, convection, and field configuration  

SciTech Connect

At the time of the Voyager 2 flyby of Uranus, the planetary rotational axis will be roughly antiparallel to the solar wind flow. If Uranus has a magnetic dipole moment that is approximately aligned with its spin axis, and if the heliospheric shock has not been encountered, we will have the rare opportunity to observe a ''pole-on'' magnetosphere as discussed qualitatively by Siscoe. Qualitative arguments based on analogy with Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn suggest that the magnetosphere of Uranus may lack a source of plasma adequate to produce significant internal currents, internal convection, and associated effects. In order to provide a test of this hypothesis with the forthcoming Voyager measurements, we have constructed a class of approximately self-consistent quantitative magnetohydrostatic equilibrium configurations for a pole-on magnetosphere with variable plasma pressure parameters. Given a few simplifying assumptions, the geometries of the magnetic field and of the tail current sheet can be computed for a given distribution of trapped plasma pressure. The configurations have a single funnel-shaped polar cusp that points directly into the solar wind and a cylindrical tail plasma sheet whose currents close within the tail rather than on the tail magnetopause, and whose length depends on the rate of decrease of thermal plasma pressure down the tail. Interconnection between magnetospheric and interplanetary fields results in a highly asymmetric tail-field configuration. These features were predicted qualtitatively by Siscoe; the quantitative models presented here may be useful in the interpretation of Voyager encounter results.

Voigt, G.; Hill, T.W.; Dessler, A.J.

1983-03-01

98

Graphene Nanoribbon in Sharply Localized Magnetic Fields  

E-print Network

We study the effect of a sharply localized magnetic field on the electron transport in a strip (ribbon) of graphene sheet, which allows to give results for the transmission and reflection probability through magnetic barriers. The magnetic field is taken as a single and double delta type localized functions, which are treated later as the zero width limit of gaussian fields. For both field configurations, we evaluate analytically and numerically their transmission and reflection coefficients. The possibility of spacial confinement due to the inhomogeneous field configuration is also investigated.

Abdulaziz D. Alhaidari; Hocine Bahlouli; Abderrahim El Mouhafid; Ahmed Jellal

2011-03-21

99

The configuration of the Brazilian scientific field.  

PubMed

This article describes the configuration of the scientific field in Brazil, characterizing the scientific communities in every major area of knowledge in terms of installed capacity, ability to train new researchers, and capacity for academic production. Empirical data from several sources of information are used to characterize the different communities. Articulating the theoretical contributions of Pierre Bourdieu, Ludwik Fleck, and Thomas Kuhn, the following types of capital are analyzed for each community: social capital (scientific prestige), symbolic capital (dominant paradigm), political capital (leadership in S & T policy), and economic capital (resources). Scientific prestige is analyzed by taking into account the volume of production, activity index, citations, and other indicators. To characterize symbolic capital, the dominant paradigms that distinguish the natural sciences, the humanities, applied sciences, and technology development are analyzed theoretically. Political capital is measured by presidency in one of the main agencies in the S & T national system, and research resources and fellowships define the economic capital. The article discusses the composition of these different types of capital and their correspondence to structural capacities in various communities with the aim of describing the configuration of the Brazilian scientific field. PMID:24676181

Barata, Rita B; Aragão, Erika; de Sousa, Luis E P Fernandes; Santana, Taris M; Barreto, Mauricio L

2014-03-01

100

Physics in the magnetic configuration space of W7-X  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The neoclassical confinement and the bootstrap current are analysed in the configuration space of W7-X by self-consistent neoclassical transport simulations. Since the establishment of quasi-stationary operation is the most important goal for W7-X, the analysis concentrates on high-performance discharge scenarios in magnetic configurations which are adjusted so that bootstrap current vanishes, or, alternatively, on scenarios where the bootstrap current can be balanced by strong ECCD. Both scenarios lead to restrictions either in the configuration space or in plasma parameters and ECRH heating scenarios. Furthermore, the flexibility of the magnetic configuration space of W7-X is briefly described with emphasis on other physics topics of interest, for example, ballooning unstable configurations as well as configurations with a magnetic hill which might lead to interchange instability.

Geiger, J.; Beidler, C. D.; Feng, Y.; Maaßberg, H.; Marushchenko, N. B.; Turkin, Y.

2015-01-01

101

Test ion transport in a collisional, field-reversed configuration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Diffusion of test-ions in a flux-coil generated, collisional, field-reversed configuration is measured via time-resolved tomographic reconstruction of Ar+ optical emission in the predominantly nitrogen plasma. Azimuthal test ion diffusion across magnetic field lines is found to be classical during the stable period of the discharge. Test ion radial confinement is enhanced by a radial electric field, reducing the observed outward radial transport rate below predictions based solely on classical cross-field diffusion rates. Test ion diffusion is ˜500 m2 s-1 during the stable period of the discharge. The electric field inferred from plasma potential measurements and from equilibrium calculations is consistent with the observed reduction in argon transport.

Roche, T.; McWilliams, R.; Heidbrink, W. W.; Bolte, N.; Garate, E. P.; Morehouse, M.; Slepchenkov, M.; Wessel, F.

2014-08-01

102

Introduction to Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about magnetic fields. Learners will use various magnets, magnetic film, and a compass to see and illustrate what magnetic fields look like. This is the fourth activity as part of the iMAGiNETICspace: Where Imagination, Magnetism, and Space Collide educator's guide. Instructions for downloading the iBook educator's guide and the associated Transmedia book student guide are available at the resource link.

2013-05-06

103

Drawing Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use a compass and a permanent magnet to trace the magnetic field lines produced by the magnet. By positioning the compass in enough spots around the magnet, the overall magnet field will be evident from the collection of arrows representing the direction of the compass needle. In activities 3 and 4 of this unit, students will use this information to design a way to solve the grand challenge of separating metal for a recycling company.

2014-09-18

104

Electricity and Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The grand challenge for this legacy cycle unit is for students to design a way to help a recycler separate aluminum from steel scrap metal. In previous lessons, they have looked at how magnetism might be utilized. In this lesson, students think about how they might use magnets and how they might confront the problem of turning the magnetic field off. Through the accompanying activity students explore the nature of an electrically induced magnetic field and its applicability to the needed magnet.

VU Bioengineering RET Program,

105

Circuits and Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use the same method as in the activity from lesson 2 of this unit to explore the magnetism due to electric current instead of a permanent magnet. Students use a compass and circuit to trace the magnetic field lines induced by the electric current moving through the wire. Students develop an understanding of the effect of the electrical current on the compass needle through the induced magnetic field and understand the complexity of a three dimensional field system.

VU Bioengineering RET Program,

106

Magnetic fields at Neptune  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center-University of Delaware Bartol Research Institute magnetic field experiment on the Voyager 2 spacecraft discovered a strong and complex intrinsic magnetic field of Neptune and an associated magnetosphere and magnetic tail. A maximum magnetic field of nearly 10,000 nanoteslas (1 nanotesla = 10⁻⁵ gauss) was observed near closest approach, at a

N. F. Ness; M. H. Acuna; L. F. Burlaga; J. E. P. Connerney; R. P. Lepping; F. M. Neubauer

1989-01-01

107

Hybrid equilibria of field-reversed configurations  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents the first detailed model of hybrid equilibria relevant to field-reversed configuration experiments, leading to a system of equations that are solved for a range of fully two-dimensional equilibria. Several features of these highly kinetic objects are explored. The range of equilibria is primarily dependent on a single free parameter related to the flow shear. The level of flow shear has a profound effect on the structure, especially near the separatrix. This likely has a strong influence on both stability and transport properties. Higher flow shear is favorable in every respect. The key factor behind the influence of flow shear is the relatively rapid end loss of unconfined ions. Differences between hybrid and static-fluid equilibrium models are highlighted, including the integrity of surface functions, the effect of flow shear, and the scrape-off layer thickness.

Steinhauer, Loren C. [Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

2011-11-15

108

Plasma transport Simulation in Field Reversal Configuration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A Quasi-1D (Q1D) transport code was developed at Tri Alpha for predicting and interpreting the macroscopic time evolution of FRC plasmas in the C-2 field-reversed configuration experiment [1]. Q1D solves the time dependent radial transport equations for multiple ions species with rotation, representing the mid-plane of an experimental device. In the closed field region, important 2-D effects are incorporated in the Q1D code by transfer of particles, angular momentum and energy from inside to outside flux surfaces as well as axial length change in response to axial force balance. The closed field region is coupled with the SOL (Scrape Off layer) region by using the one-point parallel loss model. Parallel heat conduction is used as the dominant mechanism for electron heat transport in the SOL region while convective loss is used for parallel particle transport. Numerical results with C-2 relevant parameters will be presented and shown to be in reasonable agreement with experiments. [4pt] [1] M. W. Binderbauer et al, Phys.Rev.Lett. 105, 045003 (2010).

Gupta, Sangeeta; Dettrick, Sean; Barnes, D. C.

2011-11-01

109

The First Magnetic Fields  

E-print Network

We review current ideas on the origin of galactic and extragalactic magnetic fields. We begin by summarizing observations of magnetic fields at cosmological redshifts and on cosmological scales. These observations translate into constraints on the strength and scale magnetic fields must have during the early stages of galaxy formation in order to seed the galactic dynamo. We examine mechanisms for the generation of magnetic fields that operate prior during inflation and during subsequent phase transitions such as electroweak symmetry breaking and the quark-hadron phase transition. The implications of strong primordial magnetic fields for the reionization epoch as well as the first generation of stars is discussed in detail. The exotic, early-Universe mechanisms are contrasted with astrophysical processes that generate fields after recombination. For example, a Biermann-type battery can operate in a proto-galaxy during the early stages of structure formation. Moreover, magnetic fields in either an early genera...

Widrow, Lawrence M; Schleicher, Dominik; Subramanian, Kandaswamy; Tsagas, Christos G; Treumann, Rudolf A

2011-01-01

110

Solar magnetic fields - Extended.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Spacecraft observations of the interplanetary magnetic field have revealed that almost always each solar rotation can be divided into sectors, within each of which the field has a predominant polarity toward the sun or away from the sun. Comparisons of this interplanetary magnetic sector pattern with observations of the photospheric magnetic field have revealed a similar solar magnetic pattern. The boundaries between solar magnetic sectors are approximately in the north-south direction over a wide range of latitudes on both sides of the equator. This solar magnetic sector structure can be described as a rotating dipole whose magnetic axis makes an angle of approximately 90 deg with the axis of rotation. Possible similarities between this solar-sector magnetism and the models derived from observations of stellar magnetism are discussed.

Wilcox, J. M.

1971-01-01

111

Mapping Magnetic Field Lines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lesson about the magnetic field of a bar magnet. The lesson begins with an introductory discussion with learners about magnetism to draw out any misconceptions that may be in their minds. Then, learners freely experiment with bar magnets and various materials, such as paper clips, rulers, copper or aluminum wire, and pencils, to discover that magnets attract metals containing iron, nickel, and/or cobalt but not most other materials. Next, learners experiment with using a magnetic compass to discover how it is affected by the magnet and then draw the magnetic field lines of the magnet by putting dots at the location of the compass arrow. This is the first lesson in the first session of the Exploring Magnetism teacher guide.

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Cyclic Magnetic Field Reconnection  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using a 2.5D electromagnetic particle-in-cell model, we study the magnetic field reconnection around the rotating plasma embedded in a magnetic field. Considering plasma rotation driven by an external electric field, it was found that during one rotational cycle, first the magnetic field energy increases and then decreases to its initial value. The magnetic reconnection occurring during this cycle plays two roles: first, it produces the closed magnetic islands and later on it reopens them to the initial form of magnetic field lines. Thus, the magnetic reconnection can be cyclically repeated in following plasma rotations. Simultaneously, the kinetic particle energy in the system increases due to dissipative processes in this externally driven plasma system. We think that this cyclic reconnection can operate around rapidly rotating stars and in the plasma vortices formed in unstable plasma flows.

Karlický, Marian

2009-02-01

113

Improved Spindle Cusp Magnetic Field for ECRIS  

SciTech Connect

Magnetic field of minimum-B configuration is very important for achieving more plasma confinement and closed electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) surface for electron heating and plasma discharge. The spindle cusp magnetic field configuration forms the modified minimum-B configuration. The absolute magnetic field at the chamber surface on mid-plane has been optimized and improved sufficiently and symmetrized to the field at the point cusp positions on the central axis. With enhancement of electrostatic and magnetic mirror action at the cusp positions the density of the plasma as well as confinement is boosted. The system becomes simpler, more compact and cost-effective compared to the conventional one to generate and extract highly charged heavy ions (HCHI). A co-operative and collaborative effort is essential to develop and test such conceived new ECRIS.

Rashid, M.H.; Mallik, C.; Bhandari, R.K. [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Sector-1, Block-AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata- 700 064 (India)

2005-03-15

114

Magnetic field generator  

DOEpatents

A magnetic field generating device provides a useful magnetic field within a specific retgion, while keeping nearby surrounding regions virtually field free. By placing an appropriate current density along a flux line of the source, the stray field effects of the generator may be contained. One current carrying structure may support a truncated cosine distribution, and it may be surrounded by a current structure which follows a flux line that would occur in a full coaxial double cosine distribution. Strong magnetic fields may be generated and contained using superconducting cables to approximate required current surfaces.

Krienin, Frank (Shoreham, NY)

1990-01-01

115

Interplanetary stream magnetism: Kinematic effects. [solar magnetic fields and wind  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The particle density, and the magnetic field intensity and direction are calculated in corotating streams of the solar wind, assuming that the solar wind velocity is constant and radial and that its azimuthal variations are not two rapid. The effects of the radial velocity profile in corotating streams on the magnetic fields were examined using kinematic approximation and a variety of field configurations on the inner boundary. Kinematic and dynamic effects are discussed.

Burlaga, L. F.; Barouch, E.

1974-01-01

116

THE INTERPLANETARY MAGNETIC FIELD  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new analysis of magnetic and concurrent plasma data collected from the ; space probes Pionecr 5, Explorer 10, and Mariner 2 yields a new model of the ; interplanetary magnetic field. It is hypothesized that the observed ; interplanetary field F\\/sub i\\/ is due to motion of the magnetometer relative to a ; negatively charged rotating sun from which

V. A. BAILEY

1963-01-01

117

Cosmic Magnetic Fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most of the visible matter in the Universe is in a plasma state, or more specifically is composed of ionized or partially ionized gas permeated by magnetic fields. Thanks to recent advances on the theory and detection of cosmic magnetic fields there has been a worldwide growing interest in the study of their role on the formation of astrophysical sources

Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino; Dal Pino

2006-01-01

118

The solar magnetic field  

Microsoft Academic Search

The magnetic field of the Sun is the underlying cause of the many diverse phenomena combined under the heading of solar activity. Here we describe the magnetic field as it threads its way from the bottom of the convection zone, where it is built up by the solar dynamo, to the solar surface, where it manifests itself in the form

Sami K. Solanki; Bernd Inhester; Manfred Schüssler

2006-01-01

119

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page provides information and a graphical exercise for students regarding the interaction between magnetic field lines and a plasma. The activity involves tracing a typical interplanetary magnetic field line, dragged out of a location on the Sun by the radial flow of the solar wind. This illustrates the way magnetic field lines are "frozen to the plasma" and the wrapping of field lines due to the rotation of the sun. This is part of the work "The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere". A Spanish translation is available.

Stern, David

2005-04-27

120

High-field superconducting nested coil magnet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Superconducting magnet, employed in conjunction with five types of superconducting cables in a nested solenoid configuration, produces total, central magnetic field strengths approaching 70 kG. The multiple coils permit maximum information on cable characteristics to be gathered from one test.

Laverick, C.; Lobell, G. M.

1970-01-01

121

Damping of cosmic magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

We examine the evolution of magnetic fields in an expanding fluid composed of matter and radiation with particular interest in the evolution of cosmic magnetic fields. We derive the propagation velocities and damping rates for relativistic and non-relativistic fast and slow magnetosonic and Alfv{acute e}n waves in the presence of viscous and heat conducting processes. The analysis covers all magnetohydrodynamics modes in the radiation diffusion and the free-streaming regimes. When our results are applied to the evolution of magnetic fields in the early universe, we find that cosmic magnetic fields are damped from prior to the epoch of neutrino decoupling up to recombination. Similar to the case of sound waves propagating in a demagnetized plasma, fast magnetosonic waves are damped by radiation diffusion on all scales smaller than the radiation diffusion length. The characteristic damping scales are the horizon scale at neutrino decoupling (M{sub {nu}}{approx}10{sup {minus}4}M{sub {circle_dot}} in baryons) and the Silk mass at recombination (M{sub {gamma}}{approx}10{sup 13}M{sub {circle_dot}} in baryons). In contrast, the oscillations of slow magnetosonic and Alfv{acute e}n waves get overdamped in the radiation diffusion regime, resulting in frozen-in magnetic field perturbations. Further damping of these perturbations is possible only if before recombination the wave enters a regime in which radiation free-streams on the scale of the perturbation. The maximum damping scale of slow magnetosonic and Alfv{acute e}n modes is always smaller than or equal to the damping scale of fast magnetosonic waves, and depends on the magnetic field strength and its direction relative to the wave vector. Our findings have multifold implications for cosmology. The dissipation of magnetic field energy into heat during the epoch of neutrino decoupling ensures that most magnetic field configurations generated in the very early universe satisfy big bang nucleosynthesis constraints. Further dissipation before recombination constrains models in which primordial magnetic fields give rise to galactic magnetic fields or density perturbations. Finally, the survival of Alfv{acute e}n and slow magnetosonic modes on scales well below the Silk mass may be of significance for the formation of structure on small scales. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

Jedamzik, K. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, 85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, 85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany); Katalinic, V.; Olinto, A.V. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)

1998-03-01

122

Damping of cosmic magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We examine the evolution of magnetic fields in an expanding fluid composed of matter and radiation with particular interest in the evolution of cosmic magnetic fields. We derive the propagation velocities and damping rates for relativistic and non-relativistic fast and slow magnetosonic and Alfvén waves in the presence of viscous and heat conducting processes. The analysis covers all magnetohydrodynamics modes in the radiation diffusion and the free-streaming regimes. When our results are applied to the evolution of magnetic fields in the early universe, we find that cosmic magnetic fields are damped from prior to the epoch of neutrino decoupling up to recombination. Similar to the case of sound waves propagating in a demagnetized plasma, fast magnetosonic waves are damped by radiation diffusion on all scales smaller than the radiation diffusion length. The characteristic damping scales are the horizon scale at neutrino decoupling (M?~10-4Msolar in baryons) and the Silk mass at recombination (M?~1013Msolar in baryons). In contrast, the oscillations of slow magnetosonic and Alfvén waves get overdamped in the radiation diffusion regime, resulting in frozen-in magnetic field perturbations. Further damping of these perturbations is possible only if before recombination the wave enters a regime in which radiation free-streams on the scale of the perturbation. The maximum damping scale of slow magnetosonic and Alfvén modes is always smaller than or equal to the damping scale of fast magnetosonic waves, and depends on the magnetic field strength and its direction relative to the wave vector. Our findings have multifold implications for cosmology. The dissipation of magnetic field energy into heat during the epoch of neutrino decoupling ensures that most magnetic field configurations generated in the very early universe satisfy big bang nucleosynthesis constraints. Further dissipation before recombination constrains models in which primordial magnetic fields give rise to galactic magnetic fields or density perturbations. Finally, the survival of Alfvén and slow magnetosonic modes on scales well below the Silk mass may be of significance for the formation of structure on small scales.

Jedamzik, Karsten; Katalini?, Višnja; Olinto, Angela V.

1998-03-01

123

Solar polar magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The solar polar magnetic field has attracted the attention of researchers since the polar magnetic field reversal was revealed in the middle of the last century (Babcock and Livingston, 1958). The polar magnetic field has regularly reversed because the magnetic flux is transported from the sunspot formation zone owing to differential rotation, meridional circulation, and turbulent diffusion. However, modeling of these processes leads to ambiguous conclusions, as a result of which it is sometimes unclear whether a transport model is actual. Thus, according to the last Hinode data, the problem of a standard transport model (Shiota et al., 2012) consists in that a decrease in the polar magnetic flux in the Southern Hemisphere lags behind such a decrease in the flux in the Northern Hemisphere (from 2008 to June 2012). On the other hand, Svalgaard and Kamide (2012) consider that the asymmetry in the sign reversal simply results from the asymmetry in the emerging flux in the sunspot formation region. A detailed study of the polar magnetic flux evolution according to the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) data for May 2010-December 2012 is illustrated in the present work. Helioseismic & Magnetic Imager (HMI) magnetic data in the form of a magnetic field component along the line of sight (the time resolution is 720 s) are used here. The magnetic fluxes in sunspot formation regions and at high latitudes have been compared.

Benevolenskaya, E. E.

2013-12-01

124

Detecting Exoplanetary Magnetic Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Asymmetries in exoplanet transits are proving to be a useful tool for furthering our understanding of magnetic activity on both stars and planets outside our Solar System.Near-UV observations of the WASP-12 system have revealed asymmetries in the timing of the transit when compared with the optical light curve. A number of possible explanations have been suggested for this variation, including the presence of a magnetospheric bow shock arising from the interaction of the planet's magnetic field with the stellar wind from it's host star. Such observations provide the first method for directly detecting the presence of a magnetic field on exoplanets.The shape and size of such asymmetries is highly dependent on the structure of the host stars magnetic field at the time of observation. This implies we may observe highly varying near-UV transit light curves for the same system. These variations can then be used to learn about the geometry of the host star's magnetic field.In this presentation I will show modelling a bow shock around an exoplanet can help us to not only detect, but also also place constraints on the magnetic field strength of hot Jupiters. For some systems, such as HD 189733, we have maps of the surface magnetic field of the star at various epochs. I will also show how incorporating these maps into a stellar wind model, I can model the formation of a bow shock around the planet and hence demonstrate the variability of the near-UV transits.

Llama, Joe

2015-01-01

125

Eruptive solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the quasi-steady evolution of solar magnetic fields in response to gradual photospheric changes. Special interest is taken in the threshold of a sudden eruption in the solar atmosphere. The formal model of an evolving, force-free field dependent on two Cartesian coordinates has been treated previously, and we extend it to a field which is not force free

B. C. Low

1981-01-01

126

Mapping Magnetic Field Lines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about electromagnetism. Learners will use a compass to map the magnetic field lines surrounding a coil of wire that is connected to a battery. This activity requires a large coil or spool of wire, a source of electricity such as 3 D-cell batteries or an AC to DC power adapter, alligator-clipped wire, and magnetic compasses. This is the third lesson in the second session of the Exploring Magnetism teachers guide.

127

Magnetic field dosimeter development  

SciTech Connect

In recent years there has been increased concern over potential health hazards related to exposure of personnel to magnetic fields. If exposure standards are to be established, then a means for measuring magnetic field dose must be available. To meet this need, the Department of Energy has funded development of prototype dosimeters at the Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory. This manual reviews the principle of operation of the dosimeter and also contains step-by-step instructions for its operation.

Lemon, D.K.; Skorpik, J.R.; Eick, J.L.

1980-09-01

128

Solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the structuring and variability of the Sun and other stars are governed by magnetic fields, much of present-day stellar\\u000a physics centers around the measurement and understanding of the magnetic fields and their interactions. The Sun, being a prototypical\\u000a star, plays a unique role in astrophysics, since its proximity allows the fundamental processes to be explored in detail.\\u000a The PRL

J. O. Stenflo

2008-01-01

129

Solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a review of our observational knowledge on solar magnetic fields. In Section 1 we make an attempt to summarize all observations of the general magnetic field (m.f.) of the Sun. Section 2 deals with the local m.f. at low latitudes and their connection with some features on the disk. The m.f. of sunspots and their peculiar character

A. Severny

1964-01-01

130

Field errors in superconducting magnets  

SciTech Connect

The mission of this workshop is a discussion of the techniques for tracking particles through arbitrary accelerator field configurations to look for dynamical effects that are suggested by various theoretical models but are not amenable to detailed analysis. A major motivation for this type of study is that many of our accelerator projects are based on the use of superconducting magnets which have field imperfections that are larger and of a more complex nature than those of conventional magnets. Questions such as resonances, uncorrectable closed orbit effects, coupling between planes, and diffusion mechanisms all assume new importance. Since, simultaneously, we are trying to do sophisticated beam manipulations such as stacking, high current accelerator, long life storage, and low loss extraction, we clearly need efficient and accurate tracking programs to proceed with confidence.

Barton, M.Q.

1982-01-01

131

Numerical Simulation of Solar Microflares in a Canopy-Type Magnetic Configuration  

E-print Network

Microflares are small activities in solar low atmosphere, some are in the low corona, and others in the chromosphere. Observations show that some of the microflares are triggered by magnetic reconnection between emerging flux and a pre-existing background magnetic field. We perform 2.5D compressible resistive MHD simulations of magnetic reconnection with gravity considered. The background magnetic field is a canopy-type configuration which is rooted at the boundary of the solar supergranule. By changing the bottom boundary conditions in the simulation, new magnetic flux emerges up at the center of the supergranule and reconnects with the canopy-type magnetic field. We successfully simulate the coronal and chromospheric microflares, whose current sheets are located at the corona and the chromosphere, respectively. The microflare of coronal origin has a bigger size and a higher temperature enhancement than that of chromospheric origin. In the microflares of coronal origin, we also found a hot jet ($\\sim$$1.8 \\t...

Jiang, R -L; Chen, P -F

2012-01-01

132

Magnetic Field Problem: Current  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A cross section of a circular wire loop carrying an unknown current is shown above. The arrows represent the direction of the magnetic field. The color of the arrows represents the magnitude of the field with magnitude increasing as the color changes from blue to green to red to black. You can double-click in the animation to add magnetic field lines, click-drag the center of the loop to reposition it, and click-drag the top or bottom of the loop to change its size.

Wolfgang Christian

133

Magnetic Field Solver  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Magnetic Field Solver computer program calculates the magnetic field generated by a group of collinear, cylindrical axisymmetric electromagnet coils. Given the current flowing in, and the number of turns, axial position, and axial and radial dimensions of each coil, the program calculates matrix coefficients for a finite-difference system of equations that approximates a two-dimensional partial differential equation for the magnetic potential contributed by the coil. The program iteratively solves these finite-difference equations by use of the modified incomplete Cholesky preconditioned-conjugate-gradient method. The total magnetic potential as a function of axial (z) and radial (r) position is then calculated as a sum of the magnetic potentials of the individual coils, using a high-accuracy interpolation scheme. Then the r and z components of the magnetic field as functions of r and z are calculated from the total magnetic potential by use of a high-accuracy finite-difference scheme. Notably, for the finite-difference calculations, the program generates nonuniform two-dimensional computational meshes from nonuniform one-dimensional meshes. Each mesh is generated in such a way as to minimize the numerical error for a benchmark one-dimensional magnetostatic problem.

Ilin, Andrew V.

2006-01-01

134

Hidden Magnetic Configuration in Epitaxial La1-x SrxMnO3 Films  

SciTech Connect

We present an unreported magnetic configuration in epitaxial La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3} (x {approx} 0.3) (LSMO) films grown on strontium titanate (STO). X-ray magnetic circular dichroism indicates that the remanent magnetic state of thick LSMO films is opposite to the direction of the applied magnetic field. Spectroscopic and scattering measurements reveal that the average Mn valence varies from mixed Mn{sup 3+}/Mn{sup 4+} to an enriched Mn{sup 3+} region near the STO interface, resulting in a compressive lattice along the a, b axis and a possible electronic reconstruction in the Mn e{sub g} orbital (d{sub 3z{sup 2}-r{sup 2}}). This reconstruction may provide a mechanism for coupling the Mn{sup 3+} moments antiferromagnetically along the surface normal direction, and in turn may lead to the observed reversed magnetic configuration.

Lee, J.S.; Arena, D.A.; Yu, P.; Nelson, C.S.; Fan, R.; Kinane, C.J.; Langridge, S.; Rossell, M.D.; Ramesh, R.; Kao, C.C.

2010-12-17

135

Quasineutral Hybrid Simulation of Field-Reversed Plasma Configurations.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A method for solving the quasineutral hybrid plasma equations in two dimensions is presented, using full ion dynamics and inertialess electrons. The method is extended to allow plasma-vacuum interfaces of arbitrary shape. A simulation code based on this method is applied to the study of instabilities in field-reversed plasma configurations. Kink instabilities in long ion layers immersed in a dense background plasma are studied. A numerical extension of the analytic model of Lovelace indicates that these instabilities will occur for values of the self-magnetic field index below those predicted previously. The quasineutral hybrid simulation code has been used to verify these lower thresholds. The simulations also show that the end of exponential growth occurs due to a nonlinear shift in the betatron frequency at large amplitude, producing an increase in layer thickness and a layer which has many non-axis -encircling ions. Rotational instabilities in rigidly rotating field -reversed theta pinch equilibria are examined with the hybrid code. We observe unstable m = 2 modes, where m is the azimuthal mode number, at levels of ion rotation below instability thresholds predicted by finite Larmor radius fluid theory. Nonlinear effects are found to reduce the growth rate and lower the real frequency of the m = 2 mode at large amplitude. Instabilities with m > 2 have been observed for some strongly reversed cases. It is also found that growth rates for instabilities can be greatly reduced by increasing the ratio of the plasma radius to the ion Larmor radius.

Harned, Douglas Stuart

136

Electrically silent magnetic fields.  

PubMed Central

There has been a significant controversy over the past decade regarding the relative information content of bioelectric and biomagnetic signals. In this paper we present a new, theoretical example of an electrically-silent magnetic field, based on a bidomain model of a cylindrical strand of tissue generalized to include off-diagonal components in the conductivity tensors. The physical interpretation of the off-diagonal components is explained, and analytic expressions for the electrical potential and the magnetic field are found. These expressions show that information not obtainable from electrical potential measurements can be obtained from measurements of the magnetic field in systems with conductivity tensors more complicated than those previously examined. PMID:3779008

Roth, B J; Wikswo, J P

1986-01-01

137

Magnetic Fields in Galaxies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The origin and evolution of cosmic magnetic fields, their strength and structure in intergalactic space, their first occurrence in young galaxies, and their dynamical importance for galaxy evolution remain widely unknown. Radio synchrotron emission, its polarization and its Faraday rotation are powerful tools to study the strength and structure of magnetic fields in galaxies. Unpolarized radio synchrotron emission traces isotropic turbulent fields which are strongest in spiral arms and bars (20-30 ?G) and in central starburst regions (50-100 ?G). Such fields are dynamically important; they can affect gas flows and drive gas inflows in central regions. Polarized radio emission traces ordered fields which can be regular or anisotropic turbulent, generated from isotropic turbulent fields by compression or shear. The strongest ordered fields of 10-15 ?G strength are generally found in interarm regions and follow the orientation of adjacent gas spiral arms. In galaxies with strong density waves, ordered (anisotropic turbulent) fields are also observed at the inner edges of the spiral arms. Ordered fields with spiral patterns exist in grand-design, barred and flocculent galaxies, and in central regions of starburst galaxies. Ordered fields in interacting galaxies have asymmetric distributions and are an excellent tracer of past interactions between galaxies or with the intergalactic medium. Irregular galaxies host isotropic turbulent fields often of similar strength as in spiral galaxies, but only weak ordered fields. Faraday rotation measures (RM) of the diffuse polarized radio emission from the disks of several galaxies reveal large-scale spiral patterns that can be described by the superposition of azimuthal modes; these are signatures of regular fields generated by a mean-field ? -? dynamo. So far no indications were found in external galaxies of large-scale field reversals, like the one in the Milky Way. Ordered magnetic fields are also observed in radio halos around edge-on galaxies out to large distances from the plane, with X-shaped patterns. In the outflow cone above a starburst region of NGC 253, RM data indicate a helical magnetic field.

Beck, Rainer

138

Solar magnetic fields and convection. IX - A primordial magnetic field  

Microsoft Academic Search

Observational evidence is reviewed in an attempt to decide between a reversing (dynamo) and a nonreversing primordial solar poloidal magnetic field. The data examined include Zeeman-effect measurements, measurements of gross magnetic fluxes in individual magnetic elements, determinations of average field strength, observations of polar-cap magnetic fields, eclipse observations of coronal structure, and observations of interplanetary-magnetic-field polarity reversals. It is suggested

J. H. Piddington

1977-01-01

139

Designing magnets with prescribed magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a novel design method capable of finding the magnetization densities that generate prescribed magnetic fields. The method is based on the solution to a simple variational inequality and the resulting designs have simple piecewise-constant magnetization densities. By this method, we obtain new designs of magnets that generate commonly used magnetic fields: uniform magnetic fields, self-shielding fields, quadrupole fields and sextupole fields. Further, it is worth noting that this method is not limited to the presented examples, and in particular, three-dimensional designs can be constructed in a similar manner. In conclusion, this novel design method is anticipated to have broad applications where specific magnetic fields are important for the performance of the devices.

Liu, Liping

2011-03-01

140

Nonlinear stability of field-reversed configurations with self-generated toroidal field  

SciTech Connect

The field-reversed configuration (FRC) is a high-beta compact toroidal plasma confinement scheme in which the external poloidal field is reversed on the geometric axis by azimuthal (toroidal) plasma current. A quasineutral, hybrid, particle-in-cell (PIC) approach [Y. A. Omelchenko and R. N. Sudan, Phys. Plasmas 2, 2773 (1995)] is applied to study long-term nonlinear stability of computational FRC equilibria to a number of toroidal modes, including the most disruptive tilt mode. In particular, a self-generated toroidal magnetic field is found to be an important factor in mitigating the instability and preventing the confinement disruption. This is shown to be a unique FRC property resulting from the Hall effect in the regions of vanishing poloidal magnetic field. The instability-driven toroidal field stabilizes kink formation by increasing the magnetic field energy without destabilizing curvature-driven plasma motion. Finally, the tilt instability saturates due to nonlinear, finite Larmor radius (FLR) effects and plasma relaxation to a quasisteady kinetic state. During this transition the FRC is shown to dissipate a substantial amount of initially trapped flux and plasma energy. These effects are demonstrated for kinetic and fluid-like, spherical and prolate FRCs.

Omelchenko, Y. A.; Schaffer, M. J.; Parks, P. B.

2001-10-01

141

Magnet Configuration and Experimental Analysis of Helicon Source for Space Magnetoplasma Propulsion  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) is one of the high performance electric propulsion devices for future interplanetary applications. Helicon sources can produce high-density plasmas with high-ionization efficiency suitable for VASIMR, which usually use two electromagnets to produce the required magnetic field configuration. How to optimal design the solenoids and how to create the requisite B-field are the key

Y. Wang; B. Li; P. Zhang; S. Wang

2010-01-01

142

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Field Measurements  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This laboratory is designed for students to become familiar with the principles and detection techniques of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), examine the relationship between current and magnetic field in an electromagnet, and gain experience in the use of magnetic field measurement techniques.

2012-01-04

143

Probing Magnetic Configurations in Buried Cobalt/Copper Multilayered Nanowires  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Multilayered magnetic nanowires have been a model system for heterostructured junctions that exhibit a host of fascinating perpendicular spin transport phenomena, such as giant and tunneling magnetoresistance (MR), and spin-transfer torque effects. Due to the extremely small physical dimensions the magnetic components in these nanowires or junctions often exhibit complex magnetization reversal behaviors, which are difficult to probe by magnetic imaging since the entities are buried deep inside a matrix. Conventional hysteresis loop measurement alone cannot reliably distinguish the reversal mechanisms either. In this work we have captured magnetic and MR ``fingerprints'' of Co nanodiscs in Co/Cu multilayered nanowires as they undergo a single domain to vortex state transition, using a first-order reversal curve (FORC) method [1]. The nanowires have been electrochemically deposited into nanoporous polycarbonate membranes. In 50 nm diameter [Co(5nm)/Cu(8nm)]400 nanowires, a 10% MR effect is observed at 300 K. In 200 nm diameter nanowires, the magnetic configurations can be tuned by adjusting the Co nanodisc aspect ratio. Nanowires with thinnest Co exhibit single domain behavior. Those with thicker Co exhibit vortex states, where the irreversible nucleation and annihilation of the vortices are manifested as butterfly-like features in the FORC distributions, similar to those observed in arrays of Fe nanodots [2]. They also show a superposition of giant and anisotropic magnetoresistance, which corresponds to the specific magnetic configurations of the Co nanodiscs. [4pt] [1] J. E. Davies, et al, Phys. Rev. B 70, 224434 (2004); Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 262503 (2005); Phys. Rev. B 77, 014421 (2008).[0pt] [2] R. K. Dumas, et al, Phys. Rev. B 75, 134405 (2007); Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 202501 (2007).

Liu, Kai

2009-03-01

144

Classical field configurations and infrared slavery  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The problem of determining the energy of two spinor particles interacting through massless-particle exchange is analyzed using the path-integral method. A form for the long-range interaction energy is obtained by analyzing an abridged vertex derived from the parent theory. This abridged vertex describes the radiation of zero-momentum particles by pointlike sources. A path-integral formalism for calculating the energy of the radiation field associated with this abridged vertex is developed and applications are made to determine the energy necessary for adiabatic separation of two sources in quantum electrodynamics and for an SU(2) Yang-Mills theory. The latter theory is shown to be consistent with confinement via infrared slavery.

Swanson, Mark S.

1987-09-01

145

Magnetic Fields from Heterotic Cosmic Strings  

E-print Network

Large-scale magnetic fields are observed today to be coherent on galactic scales. While there exists an explanation for their amplification and their specific configuration in spiral galaxies -- the dynamo mechanism -- a satisfying explanation for the original seed fields required is still lacking. Cosmic strings are compelling candidates because of their scaling properties, which would guarantee the coherence on cosmological scales of any resultant magnetic fields at the time of galaxy formation. We present a mechanism for the production of primordial seed magnetic fields from heterotic cosmic strings arising from M theory. More specifically, we make use of heterotic cosmic strings stemming from M5--branes wrapped around four of the compact internal dimensions. These objects are stable on cosmological time scales and carry charged zero modes. Therefore a scaling solution of such defects will generate seed magnetic fields which are coherent on galactic scales today.

Gwyn, Rhiannon; Brandenberger, Robert H; Dasgupta, Keshav

2008-01-01

146

Magnetic fields from heterotic cosmic strings  

SciTech Connect

Large-scale magnetic fields are observed today to be coherent on galactic scales. While there exists an explanation for their amplification and their specific configuration in spiral galaxies--the dynamo mechanism--a satisfying explanation for the original seed fields required is still lacking. Cosmic strings are compelling candidates because of their scaling properties, which would guarantee the coherence on cosmological scales of any resultant magnetic fields at the time of galaxy formation. We present a mechanism for the production of primordial seed magnetic fields from heterotic cosmic strings arising from M theory. More specifically, we make use of heterotic cosmic strings stemming from M5-branes wrapped around four of the compact internal dimensions. These objects are stable on cosmological time scales and carry charged zero modes. Therefore a scaling solution of such defects will generate seed magnetic fields which are coherent on galactic scales today.

Gwyn, Rhiannon; Alexander, Stephon H.; Brandenberger, Robert H.; Dasgupta, Keshav [Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T8 (Canada); Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-6300 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Koshland Center for Integrated Sciences, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041 (United States); Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T8 (Canada)

2009-04-15

147

Deformation constrained relativistic mean-field approach with fixed configuration and time-odd component  

Microsoft Academic Search

Deformation constrained relativistic mean-field (RMF) approach with fixed configuration and time-odd component has been developed and applied to investigate magnetic moments of light nuclei near doubly-closed shells. Taking 17O as an example, the results and discussion are given in detail.

Jian Li; Jiang-Ming Yao; Jie Meng

2009-01-01

148

The Earth's Magnetic Field  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This section of the Windows to the Universe website provides information and images about Earth's magnetic field (the magnetosphere), including detailed information about the aurora borealis, magnets, and solar wind. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging website that includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration and the human experience. Links at the top of each page allow users to navigate between beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Johnson, Roberta

2000-07-01

149

Initial Vacuum Magnetic Field Mapping in the Compact Toroidal Hybrid  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Compact Toroidal Hybrid (CTH) is a low aspect ratio (R/aplasma ? 3.5, R0 = 0.75 m, avessel = 0.29 m, B ? 0.6 T) torsatron with a highly flexible vacuum magnetic field configuration designed for current-driven instability studies. Vacuum magnetic field mapping of the completed configuration is performed using a movable electron gun and phosphor-coated screen. These experiments compare the actual magnetic configuration with the design, verify the range of accessible magnetic configurations, and identify vacuum field errors. The main helical field is produced by a continuously-wound helical coil, and the vacuum rotational transform is varied with a set of toroidal field coils. Four independent poloidal field coil sets provide equilibrium control and shaping, and are also used for ohmic current drive.

Peterson, J. T.; Hartwell, G. J.; Knowlton, S. F.; Hanson, J.; Kelly, R. F.; Montgomery, C.

2007-06-01

150

Chaotic magnetic fields: Particle motion and energization  

SciTech Connect

Magnetic field line equations correspond to a Hamiltonian dynamical system, so the features of a Hamiltonian systems can easily be adopted for discussing some essential features of magnetic field lines. The integrability of the magnetic field line equations are discussed by various authors and it can be shown that these equations are, in general, not integrable. We demonstrate several examples of realistic chaotic magnetic fields, produced by asymmetric current configurations. Particular examples of chaotic force-free field and non force-free fields are shown. We have studied, for the first time, the motion of a charged particle in chaotic magnetic fields. It is found that the motion of a charged particle in a chaotic magnetic field is not necessarily chaotic. We also showed that charged particles moving in a time-dependent chaotic magnetic field are energized. Such energization processes could play a dominant role in particle energization in several astrophysical environments including solar corona, solar flares and cosmic ray propagation in space.

Dasgupta, Brahmananda [CSPAR, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States); Ram, Abhay K. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Li, Gang [Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 and CSPAR, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States); Li, Xiaocan [Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (United States)

2014-02-11

151

Two-dimensional interpreter for field-reversed configurations  

SciTech Connect

An interpretive method is developed for extracting details of the fully two-dimensional (2D) “internal” structure of field-reversed configurations (FRC) from common diagnostics. The challenge is that only external and “gross” diagnostics are routinely available in FRC experiments. Inferring such critical quantities as the poloidal flux and the particle inventory has commonly relied on a theoretical construct based on a quasi-one-dimensional approximation. Such inferences sometimes differ markedly from the more accurate, fully 2D reconstructions of equilibria. An interpreter based on a fully 2D reconstruction is needed to enable realistic within-the-shot tracking of evolving equilibrium properties. Presented here is a flexible equilibrium reconstruction with which an extensive data base of equilibria was constructed. An automated interpreter then uses this data base as a look-up table to extract evolving properties. This tool is applied to data from the FRC facility at Tri Alpha Energy. It yields surprising results at several points, such as the inferences that the local ? (plasma pressure/external magnetic pressure) of the plasma climbs well above unity and the poloidal flux loss time is somewhat longer than previously thought, both of which arise from full two-dimensionality of FRCs.

Steinhauer, Loren, E-mail: lstein@uw.edu [Tri Alpha Energy, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688 (United States)

2014-08-15

152

Evolution of Magnetic Fields in Supernova Remnants  

E-print Network

Supernova remnants (SNR) are now widely believed to be a source of cosmic rays (CRs) up to an energy of 1 PeV. The magnetic fields required to accelerate CRs to sufficiently high energies need to be much higher than can result from compression of the circumstellar medium (CSM) by a factor 4, as is the case in strong shocks. Non-thermal synchrotron maps of these regions indicate that indeed the magnetic field is much stronger, and for young SNRs has a dominant radial component while for old SNRs it is mainly toroidal. How these magnetic fields get enhanced, or why the field orientation is mainly radial for young remnants, is not yet fully understood. We use an adaptive mesh refinement MHD code, AMRVAC, to simulate the evolution of supernova remnants and to see if we can reproduce a mainly radial magnetic field in early stages of evolution. We follow the evolution of the SNR with three different configurations of the initial magnetic field in the CSM: an initially mainly toroidal field, a turbulent magnetic field, and a field parallel to the symmetry axis. Although for the latter two topologies a significant radial field component arises at the contact discontinuity due to the Rayleigh-Taylor instability, no radial component can be seen out to the forward shock. Ideal MHD appears not sufficient to explain observations. Possibly a higher compression ratio and additional turbulence due to dominant presence of CRs can help us to better reproduce the observations in future studies.

K. M. Schure; J. Vink; A. Achterberg; R. Keppens

2008-10-28

153

CSEM-steel hybrid wiggler/undulator magnetic field studies  

SciTech Connect

Current design of permanent magnet wiggler/undulators use either pure charge sheet equivalent material (CSEM) or the CSEM-Steel hybrid configuration. Hybrid configurations offer higher field strength at small gaps, field distributions dominated by the pole surfaces and pole tuning. Nominal performance of the hybrid is generally predicted using a 2-D magnetic design code neglecting transverse geometry. Magnetic measurements are presented showing transverse configuration influence on performance, from a combination of models using CSEMs, REC (H/sub c/ = 9.2 kOe) and NdFe (H/sub c/ = 10.7 kOe), different pole widths and end configurations. Results show peak field improvement using NdFe in place of REC in identical models, gap peak field decrease with pole width decrease (all results less than computed 2-D fields), transverse gap field distributions, and importance of CSEM material overhanging the poles in the transverse direction for highest gap fields.

Halbach, K.; Hoyer, E.; Marks, S.; Plate, D.; Shuman, D.

1985-05-01

154

Mars Observer magnetic fields investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The magnetic fields experiment designed for the Mars Observer mission will provide definitive measurements of the Martian magnetic field from the transition and mapping orbits planned for the Mars Observer. The paper describes the instruments (which include a classical magnetometer and an electron reflection magnetometer) and techniques designed to investigate the nature of the Martian magnetic field and the Mars-solar

J. E. P. Connerney; P. Wasilewski; R. P. Lin; K. A. Anderson; C. W. Carlson; J. McFadden; D. W. Curtis; H. Reme; A. Cros; J. L. Médale; J. A. Sauvaud; C. d'Uston; S. J. Bauer; P. Cloutier; Michael Mayhew; N. F. Ness

1992-01-01

155

The WIND magnetic field investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The magnetic field experiment on WIND will provide data for studies of a broad range of scales of structures and fluctuation characteristics of the interplanetary magnetic field throughout the mission, and, where appropriate, relate them to the statics and dynamics of the magnetosphere. The basic instrument of the Magnetic Field Investigation (MFI) is a boom-mounted dual triaxial fluxgate magnetometer and

R. P. Lepping; M. H. Ac?na; L. F. Burlaga; W. M. Farrell; J. A. Slavin; K. H. Schatten; F. Mariani; N. F. Ness; F. M. Neubauer; Y. C. Whang; J. B. Byrnes; R. S. Kennon; P. V. Panetta; J. Scheifele; E. M. Worley

1995-01-01

156

Magnetic field switchable dry adhesives.  

PubMed

A magnetic field controllable dry adhesive device is manufactured. The normal adhesion force can be increased or decreased depending on the presence of an applied magnetic field. If the magnetic field is present during the entire normal adhesion test cycle which includes both applying a preloading force and measuring the pulloff pressure, a decrease in adhesion is observed when compared to when there is no applied magnetic field. Similarly, if the magnetic field is present only during the preload portion of the normal adhesion test cycle, a decrease in adhesion is observed because of an increased stiffness of the magnetically controlled dry adhesive device. When the applied magnetic field is present during only the pulloff portion of the normal adhesion test cycle, either an increase or a decrease in normal adhesion is observed depending on the direction of the applied magnetic field. PMID:25588470

Krahn, Jeffrey; Bovero, Enrico; Menon, Carlo

2015-02-01

157

Plasma transport in a simulated magnetic-divertor configuration  

SciTech Connect

The transport properties of plasma on magnetic field lines that intersect a conducting plate are studied experimentally in the Wisconsin internal ring D.C. machine. The magnetic geometry is intended to simulate certain aspects of plasma phenomena that may take place in a tokamak divertor. It is found by a variety of measurements that the cross field transport is non-ambipolar; this may have important implications in heat loading considerations in tokamak divertors. The undesirable effects of nonambipolar flow make it preferable to be able to eliminate it. However, we find that though the non-ambipolarity may be reduced, it is difficult to eliminate entirely. The plasma flow velocity parallel to the magnetic field is found to be near the ion acoustic velocity in all cases. The experimental density and electron temperature profiles are compared to the solutions to a one dimensional transport model that is commonly used in divertor theory.

Strawitch, C. M.

1981-03-01

158

Control of dissipation in superconducting films by magnetic stray fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hybrid superconducting/magnetic nanostructures on Si substrates have been built with identical physical dimensions but different magnetic configurations. By constructing arrays based on Co-dots with in-plane, out-of-plane, and vortex state magnetic configurations, the stray fields are systematically tuned. Dissipation in the mixed state of superconductors can be decreased (increased) by several orders of magnitude by decreasing (increasing) the stray magnetic fields. Furthermore, ordering of the stray fields over the entire array helps to suppress dissipation and enhance commensurability effects increasing the number of dissipation minima.

Gomez, A.; Gilbert, D. A.; Gonzalez, E. M.; Liu, Kai; Vicent, J. L.

2013-02-01

159

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

SciTech Connect

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with an electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater than the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles. Magnetic switches and particularly fast kicker magnets are used in the accelerator industry to quickly deflect particle beams into and out of various transport lines, storage rings, dumps, and specifically to differentially route individual bunches of particles from a train of bunches which are injected or ejected from a given ring.

Goren, Y.; Mahale, N.K.

1995-12-31

160

Compact low field magnetic resonance imaging magnet: Design and optimization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed with a very large instrument that allows the patient to be inserted into a region of uniform magnetic field. The field is generated either by an electromagnet (resistive or superconductive) or by a permanent magnet. Electromagnets are designed as air cored solenoids of cylindrical symmetry, with an inner bore of 80-100 cm in diameter. In clinical analysis of peripheral regions of the body (legs, arms, foot, knee, etc.) it would be better to adopt much less expensive magnets leaving the most expensive instruments to applications that require the insertion of the patient in the magnet (head, thorax, abdomen, etc.). These "dedicated" apparati could be smaller and based on resistive magnets that are manufactured and operated at very low cost, particularly if they utilize an iron yoke to reduce power requirements. In order to obtain good field uniformity without the use of a set of shimming coils, we propose both particular construction of a dedicated magnet, using four independently controlled pairs of coils, and an optimization-based strategy for computing, a posteriori, the optimal current values. The optimization phase could be viewed as a low-cost shimming procedure for obtaining the desired magnetic field configuration. Some experimental measurements, confirming the effectiveness of the proposed approach (construction and optimization), have also been reported. In particular, it has been shown that the adoption of the proposed optimization based strategy has allowed the achievement of good uniformity of the magnetic field in about one fourth of the magnet length and about one half of its bore. On the basis of the good experimental results, the dedicated magnet can be used for MRI of peripheral regions of the body and for animal experimentation at very low cost.

Sciandrone, M.; Placidi, G.; Testa, L.; Sotgiu, A.

2000-03-01

161

Photonic Magnetic Field Sensor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Small, in-line polarization rotators or isolators to reduce feedback in fiber optic links can be the basis for excellent magnetic field sensors. Based on the giant magneto-optical (GMO) or Faraday effect in iron garnets, they with a magnetic field of a few hundred Gauss, (20 mT) for an interaction length for an optical beam of a few millimeters achieve a polarization rotation or phase shift of 45 deg (1/8 cycle). When powered by a small laser diode, with the induced linear phase shift recovered at the shot noise limit, we have demonstrated sensitivities at the 3.3 nT/Hz1/2 level for frequencies from less than 1 Hz to frequencies into the high kHz range. Through further improvements; an increase in interaction length, better materials and by far the greatest factor, the addition of a flux concentrator, sensitivities at the pT/Hz1/2 level appear to be within reach. We will detail such a design and discuss the issues that may limit achieving these goals.

Wyntjes, Geert

2002-02-01

162

The Heliospheric Magnetic Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The heliospheric magnetic field (HMF) is the extension of the coronal magnetic field carried out into the solar system by the solar wind. It is the means by which the Sun interacts with planetary magnetospheres and channels charged particles propagating through the heliosphere. As the HMF remains rooted at the solar photosphere as the Sun rotates, the large-scale HMF traces out an Archimedean spiral. This pattern is distorted by the interaction of fast and slow solar wind streams, as well as the interplanetary manifestations of transient solar eruptions called coronal mass ejections. On the smaller scale, the HMF exhibits an array of waves, discontinuities, and turbulence, which give hints to the solar wind formation process. This review aims to summarise observations and theory of the small- and large-scale structure of the HMF. Solar-cycle and cycle-to-cycle evolution of the HMF is discussed in terms of recent spacecraft observations and pre-spaceage proxies for the HMF in geomagnetic and galactic cosmic ray records.

Owens, Mathew J.; Forsyth, Robert J.

2013-11-01

163

Magnetic field studies at Jupiter by Voyager 1: preliminary results  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results obtained by the Goddard Space Flight Center magnetometers on Voyager 1 concerning the large scale configuration of the Jovian bow shock and magnetopause, and the magnetic field in both the inner and outer magnetosphere are highlighted. There is evidence that a magnetic tail extending away from the planet on the nightside is formed by the solar wind-Jovian field interaction.

N. F. Ness; M. H. Acuna; R. P. Lepping; L. F. Burlaga; K. W. Behannon; F. M. Neubauer

1979-01-01

164

Tailoring magnetic field gradient design to magnet cryostat geometry.  

PubMed

Eddy currents induced within a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cryostat bore during pulsing of gradient coils can be applied constructively together with the gradient currents that generate them, to obtain good quality gradient uniformities within a specified imaging volume over time. This can be achieved by simultaneously optimizing the spatial distribution and temporal pre-emphasis of the gradient coil current, to account for the spatial and temporal variation of the secondary magnetic fields due to the induced eddy currents. This method allows the tailored design of gradient coil/magnet configurations and consequent engineering trade-offs. To compute the transient eddy currents within a realistic cryostat vessel, a low-frequency finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method using total-field scattered-field (TFSF) scheme has been performed and validated. PMID:17945575

Trakic, A; Liu, F; Lopez, H S; Wang, H; Crozier, S

2006-01-01

165

Domain configuration and magnetization switching in arrays of permalloy nanostripes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The proximity effect in the collective behavior of arrays of magnetic nanostripes is currently a subject of intensive research. The imperative of reducing the size and distances between elements in order to achieve higher storage capacity, faster access to the information as well as low energy consumption, brings consequences about the isolated behavior of the elements and devices. Parallel to each other permalloy nanostripes with high aspect ratio have been prepared by the nanolithography technique. The evolution of the closure domains and the magnetization direction in individual nanostructures has been imaged under applied magnetic fields using Variable Field Magnetic Force Microscopy. Moreover, the magnetostatic interactions between neighboring elements and the proximity effects in arrays of such nanostructures have been quantitatively analyzed by Magnetic Force Microscopy and micromagnetic simulations. The agreement between simulations and the experimental results allows us to conclude the relevance of those interactions depending on the geometry characteristics. In particular, results suggest that the magnetostatic coupling between adjacent nanostripes vanishes for separation distances higher than 500 nm.

Iglesias-Freire, Ó.; Jaafar, M.; Pérez, L.; de Abril, O.; Vázquez, M.; Asenjo, A.

2014-04-01

166

Magnetic Propeller for Uniform Magnetic Field Levitation  

E-print Network

Three new approaches to generating thrust in uniform magnetic fields are proposed. The first direction is based on employing Lorentz force acting on partial magnetically shielded 8-shaped loop with current in external magnetic field, whereby a net force rather than a torque origins. Another approach, called a Virtual Wire System, is based on creating a magnetic field having an energetic symmetry (a virtual wire), with further superposition of external field. The external field breaks the symmetry causing origination of a net force. Unlike a wire with current, having radial energetic symmetry, the symmetry of the Virtual Wire System is closer to an axial wire. The third approach refers to the first two. It is based on creation of developed surface system, comprising the elements of the first two types. The developed surface approach is a way to drastically increase a thrust-to-weight ratio. The conducted experiments have confirmed feasibility of the proposed approaches.

Mark Krinker; Alexander Bolonkin

2008-07-12

167

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

DOEpatents

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles.

Goren, Yehuda (Mountain View, CA); Mahale, Narayan K. (The Woodlands, TX)

1996-01-01

168

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

DOEpatents

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles. 6 figs.

Goren, Y.; Mahale, N.K.

1996-08-06

169

Electric current variations and 3D magnetic configuration of coronal jets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Coronal jets (EUV) were observed by SDO/AIA on September 17, 2010. HMI and THEMIS measured the vector magnetic field from which we derived the magnetic flux, the phostospheric velocity and the vertical electric current. The magnetic configuration was computed with a non linear force-free approach. The phostospheric current pattern of the recurrent jets were associated with the quasi-separatrix layers deduced from the magnetic extrapolation. The large twisted near-by Eiffel-tower-shape jet was also caused by reconnection in current layers containing a null point. This jet cannot be classified precisely within either the quiescent or the blowout jet types. We will show the importance of the existence of bald patches in the low atmosphere

Schmieder, Brigitte; Harra, Louise K.; Aulanier, Guillaume; Guo, Yang; Demoulin, Pascal; Moreno-Insertis, Fernando, , Prof

170

The Effects of Magnetic Nozzle Configurations on Plasma Thrusters  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Over the course of eight years, the Ohio State University has performed research in support of electric propulsion development efforts at the NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH. This research has been largely devoted to plasma propulsion systems including MagnetoPlasmaDynamic (MPD) thrusters with externally-applied, solenoidal magnetic fields, hollow cathodes, and Pulsed Plasma Microthrusters (PPT's). Both experimental and theoretical work has been performed, as documented in four master's theses, two doctoral dissertations, and numerous technical papers. The present document is the final report for the grant period 5 December 1987 to 31 December 1995, and summarizes all activities. Detailed discussions of each area of activity are provided in appendices: Appendix 1 - Experimental studies of magnetic nozzle effects on plasma thrusters; Appendix 2 - Numerical modeling of applied-field MPD thrusters; Appendix 3 - Theoretical and experimental studies of hollow cathodes; and Appendix 4 -Theoretical, numerical and experimental studies of pulsed plasma thrusters. Especially notable results include the efficacy of using a solenoidal magnetic field downstream of a plasma thruster to collimate the exhaust flow, the development of a new understanding of applied-field MPD thrusters (based on experimentally-validated results from state-of-the art, numerical simulation) leading to predictions of improved performance, an experimentally-validated, first-principles model for orificed, hollow-cathode behavior, and the first time-dependent, two-dimensional calculations of ablation-fed, pulsed plasma thrusters.

Turchi, P. J.

1997-01-01

171

[Magnetic fields and fish behavior].  

PubMed

In the review, contemporary data on the influence of natural and artificial magnetic fields on fish behavior are considered. In this regard, elasmobranchs and teleosts appear to be studied most exhaustively. Elasmobranchs and some teleosts are able to perceive magnetic fields via electroreceptors. A number of teleosts can sense magnetic fields via sensory cells containing crystals of biogenic magnetite. Laboratory experiments and field observations indicate the influence of magnetic fields on fish locomotor activity and spatial distribution. The geomagnetic field can be used by fish for navigation. Besides, artificial magnetic fields and natural fluctuations of the geomagnetic field can affect fish embryos leading to alterations in their development. It is suggested that, afterwards, these alterations can have an effect on fish behavior. PMID:25508098

2013-01-01

172

[Magnetic fields and fish behavior].  

PubMed

In the review, contemporary data on the influence of natural and artificial magnetic fields on fish behavior are considered. In this regard, elasmobranchs and teleosts appear to be studied most exhaustively. Elasmobranchs and some teleosts are able to perceive magnetic fields via electroreceptors. A number of teleosts can sense magnetic fields via sensory cells containing crystals of biogenic magnetite. Laboratory experiments and field observations indicate the influence of magnetic fields on fish locomotor activity and spatial distribution. The geomagnetic field can be used by fish for navigation. Besides, artificial magnetic fields and natural fluctuations of the geomagnetic field can affect fish embryos leading to alterations in their development. It is suggested that, afterwards, these alterations can have an effect on fish behavior. PMID:25438567

Krylov, V V; Iziumov, Iu G; Izvekov, E I; Nepomniashchikh, V A

2013-01-01

173

Exposure guidelines for magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

The powerful magnetic fields produced by a controlled fusion experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) necessitated the development of personnel-exposure guidelines for steady magnetic fields. A literature search and conversations with active researchers showed that it is currently possible to develop preliminary exposure guidelines for steady magnetic fields. An overview of the results of past research into the bioeffects of magnetic fields was compiled, along with a discussion of hazards that may be encountered by people with sickle-cell anemia or medical electronic and prosthetic implants. The LLNL steady magnetic-field exposure guidelines along with a review of developments concerning the safety of time-varying fields were also presented in this compilation. Guidelines developed elsewhere for time varying fields were also given. Further research is needed to develop exposure standards for both steady or time-varying fields.

Miller, G.

1987-12-01

174

Magnetic-field-dosimetry system  

DOEpatents

A device is provided for measuring the magnetic field dose and peak field exposure. The device includes three Hall-effect sensors all perpendicular to each other, sensing the three dimensional magnetic field and associated electronics for data storage, calculating, retrieving and display.

Lemon, D.K.; Skorpik, J.R.; Eick, J.L.

1981-01-21

175

Magnetic fields in massive stars  

E-print Network

Although indirect evidence for the presence of magnetic fields in high-mass stars is regularly reported in the literature, the detection of these fields remains an extremely challenging observational problem. We review the recent discoveries of magnetic fields in different types of massive stars and briefly discuss strategies for spectropolarimetric observations to be carried out in the future.

S. Hubrig

2007-03-09

176

The Impact of Well-Field Configuration on Plume Persistence  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is now recognized that most sites with large groundwater contaminant plumes will require many decades before cleanup will be achieved under current methods and standards. Conceptually, the factors that contribute to plume persistence have long been established, including uncontrolled source zones, dispersed reservoirs of dissolved (present in lower-permeability zones) and sorbed contaminant, and hydraulic-related factors such as non-optimal remedial well-field performance. Of these potential factors, hydraulic phenomena associated with configuration and operation of the well field employed for remedial operations have received minimal attention. The objective of this research is to investigate the influence of well-field configuration on contaminant mass removal and reduction in contaminant mass discharge (CMD). Mathematical modeling, implemented using MODFLOW and MT3D, was conducted to simulate scenarios with different well-field configurations in both homogenous and heterogeneous aquifers. The system was designed such that contaminant was present as only aqueous and sorbed mass (no separate organic-liquid sources). The impacts of several variables on the results are investigated, including pumping rate, layer thickness, and vertical dispersivity. The results are assessed in terms of the relationship between reductions in CMD and reductions in contaminant mass.

Guo, Z.; Brusseau, M.

2013-12-01

177

Transport in a stochastic magnetic field  

SciTech Connect

Collisional heat transport in a stochastic magnetic field configuration is investigated. Well above stochastic threshold, a numerical solution of a Chirikov-Taylor model shows a short-time nonlocal regime, but at large time the Rechester-Rosenbluth effective diffusion is confirmed. Near stochastic threshold, subdiffusive behavior is observed for short mean free paths. The nature of this subdiffusive behavior is understood in terms of the spectrum of islands in the stochastic sea.

White, R.B.; Wu, Yanlin (Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.); Rax, J.M. (Association Euratom-CEA, Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Cadarache, 13 -Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France). Dept. de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee)

1992-01-01

178

Transport in a stochastic magnetic field  

SciTech Connect

Collisional heat transport in a stochastic magnetic field configuration is investigated. Well above stochastic threshold, a numerical solution of a Chirikov-Taylor model shows a short-time nonlocal regime, but at large time the Rechester-Rosenbluth effective diffusion is confirmed. Near stochastic threshold, subdiffusive behavior is observed for short mean free paths. The nature of this subdiffusive behavior is understood in terms of the spectrum of islands in the stochastic sea.

White, R.B.; Wu, Yanlin [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.; Rax, J.M. [Association Euratom-CEA, Centre d`Etudes Nucleaires de Cadarache, 13 -Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France). Dept. de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee

1992-09-01

179

Novel technologies and configurations of superconducting magnets for MRI  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A review of non-traditional approaches and emerging trends in superconducting magnets for MRI is presented. Novel technologies and concepts have arisen in response to new clinical imaging needs, changes in market cost structure, and the realities of newly developing markets. Among key trends are an increasing emphasis on patient comfort and the need for ‘greener’ magnets with reduced helium usage. The paper starts with a brief overview of the well-optimized conventional MR magnet technology that presently firmly occupies the dominant position in the imaging market up to 9.4 T. Non-traditional magnet geometries, with an emphasis on openness, are reviewed. The prospects of MgB2 and high-temperature superconductors for MRI applications are discussed. In many cases the introduction of novel technologies into a cost-conscious commercial market will be stimulated by growing needs for advanced customized procedures, and specialty scanners such as orthopedic or head imagers can lead the way due to the intrinsic advantages in their design. A review of ultrahigh-field MR is presented, including the largest 11.7 T Iseult magnet. Advanced cryogenics approaches with an emphasis on low-volume helium systems, including hermetically sealed self-contained cryostats requiring no user intervention, as well as future non-traditional non-helium cryogenics, are presented.

Lvovsky, Yuri; Stautner, Ernst Wolfgang; Zhang, Tao

2013-09-01

180

Heat pipes for use in a magnetic field  

DOEpatents

A heat pipe configuration for use in a magnetic field environment of a fusion reactor. Heat pipes for operation in a magnetic field when liquid metal working fluids are used are optimized by flattening of the heat pipes having an unobstructed annulus which significantly reduces the adverse side region effect of the prior known cylindrically configured heat pipes. The flattened heat pipes operating in a magnetic field can remove 2--3 times the heat as a cylindrical heat pipe of the same cross sectional area.

Werner, Richard W. (San Ramon, CA); Hoffman, Myron A. (Davis, CA)

1983-01-01

181

Heat pipes for use in a magnetic field  

DOEpatents

A heat pipe configuration for use in a magnetic field environment of a fusion reactor is disclosed. Heat pipes for operation in a magnetic field when liquid metal working fluids are used are optimized by flattening of the heat pipes having an unobstructed annulus which significantly reduces the adverse side region effect of the prior known cylindrically configured heat pipes. The flattened heat pipes operating in a magnetic field can remove 2--3 times the heat as a cylindrical heat pipe of the same cross sectional area. 4 figs.

Werner, R.W.; Hoffman, M.A.

1983-07-19

182

Theory of fossil magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Theory of fossil magnetic field is based on the observations, analytical estimations and numerical simulations of magnetic flux evolution during star formation in the magnetized cores of molecular clouds. Basic goals, main features of the theory and manifestations of MHD effects in young stellar objects are discussed.

Dudorov, Alexander E.; Khaibrakhmanov, Sergey A.

2015-02-01

183

Cosmic Magnetic Fields - An Overview  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic fields have been known in antiquity. Aristotle attributes the first of what could be called a scientific discussion on magnetism to Thales, who lived from about 625 BC. In China “magnetic carts” were in use to help the Emperor in his journeys of inspection. Plinius comments that in the Asia Minor province of Magnesia shepherds' staffs get at times “glued” to a stone, a alodestone. In Europe the magnetic compass came through the Arab sailors who met the Portuguese explorers. The first scientific treatise on magnetism, “De Magnete”, was published by William Gilbert who in 1600 described his experiments and suggested that the Earth was a huge magnet. Johannes Kepler was a correspondent of Gilbert and at times suggested that planetary motion was due to magnetic forces. Alas, this concept was demolished by Isaac Newton,who seeing the falling apple decided that gravity was enough. This concept of dealing with gravitational forces only remains en vogue even today. The explanations why magnetic effects must be neglected go from “magnetic energy is only 1% of gravitation” to “magnetic fields only complicate the beautiful computer solutions”. What is disregarded is the fact that magnetic effects are very directional(not omni-directional as gravity) and also the fact that magnetic fields are seen every where in our cosmic universe.

Wielebinski, Richard; Beck, Rainer

184

Measurements of magnetic field alignment  

SciTech Connect

The procedure for installing Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) dipoles in their respective cryostats involves aligning the average direction of their field with the vertical to an accuracy of 0.5 mrad. The equipment developed for carrying on these measurements is described and the measurements performed on the first few prototypes SSC magnets are presented. The field angle as a function of position in these 16.6 m long magnets is a characteristic of the individual magnet with possible feedback information to its manufacturing procedure. A comparison of this vertical alignment characteristic with a magnetic field intensity (by NMR) characteristic for one of the prototypes is also presented. 5 refs., 7 figs.

Kuchnir, M.; Schmidt, E.E.

1987-11-06

185

CHAPTER 3. STRUCTURE OF MAGNETIC FIELDS 1 Structure of Magnetic  

E-print Network

CHAPTER 3. STRUCTURE OF MAGNETIC FIELDS 1 Chapter 3 Structure of Magnetic Fields Many of the most interesting plasmas are permeated by or imbedded in magnetic fields.1 As shown in Fig. 3.1, the magnetic field properties of magnetic fields in plasmas can be discussed without specifying a model for the plasma

Callen, James D.

186

Instability of the current sheet in the Earth's magnetotail with normal magnetic field  

SciTech Connect

Instability of a current sheet in the Earth's magnetotail has been investigated by two-dimensional fully kinetic simulations. Two types of magnetic configuration have been studied; those with uniform normal magnetic field along the current sheet and those in which the normal magnetic field has a spatial hump. The latter configuration has been proposed by Sitnov and Schindler [Geophys. Res. Lett. 37, L08102 (2010)] as one in which ion tearing modes might grow. The first type of configuration exhibits electron tearing modes when the normal magnetic field is small. The second type of configuration exhibits an instability which does not tear or change the topology of magnetic field lines. The hump in the initial configuration can propagate Earthward in the nonlinear regime, leading to the formation of a dipolarization front. Secondary magnetic islands can form in regions where the normal magnetic field is very weak. Under no conditions do we find the ion tearing instability.

Bessho, N., E-mail: naoki.bessho@nasa.gov [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA and Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland 20771 (United States); Bhattacharjee, A. [Center for Heliophysics, Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, New Jersey 08543 (United States)

2014-10-15

187

Magnetic Fields and Massive Star Formation  

E-print Network

Massive stars ($M > 8$ \\msun) typically form in parsec-scale molecular clumps that collapse and fragment, leading to the birth of a cluster of stellar objects. We investigate the role of magnetic fields in this process through dust polarization at 870 $\\mu$m obtained with the Submillimeter Array (SMA). The SMA observations reveal polarization at scales of $\\lsim$ 0.1 pc. The polarization pattern in these objects ranges from ordered hour-glass configurations to more chaotic distributions. By comparing the SMA data with the single dish data at parsec scales, we found that magnetic fields at dense core scales are either aligned within $40^\\circ$ of or perpendicular to the parsec-scale magnetic fields. This finding indicates that magnetic fields play an important role during the collapse and fragmentation of massive molecular clumps and the formation of dense cores. We further compare magnetic fields in dense cores with the major axis of molecular outflows. Despite a limited number of outflows, we found that the ...

Zhang, Qizhou; Girart, Josep M; Hauyu,; Liu,; Tang, Ya-Wen; Koch, Patrick M; Li, Zhi-Yun; Keto, Eric; Ho, Paul T P; Rao, Ramprasad; Lai, Shih-Ping; Ching, Tao-Chung; Frau, Pau; Chen, How-Huan; Li, Hua-Bai; Padovani, Marco; Bontemps, Sylvain; Csengeri, Timea; Juarez, Carmen

2014-01-01

188

Magnetic Field Problem: Measuring Current  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A cross section of two circular wire loops carrying the exact same current is shown above (position given in centimeters and magnetic field given in milli-Tesla). You can click-drag to read the magnitude of the magnetic field.

Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario

2007-03-03

189

Studies of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

An estimate of the average magnetic field strength at the poles of the Sun from Mount Wilson measurements is made by comparing low latitude magnetic measurements in the same regions made near the center of the disk and near the limb. There is still some uncertainty because the orientation angle of the field lines in the meridional plane is unknown,

Robert Howard

1977-01-01

190

A model of the magnetosheath magnetic field during magnetic clouds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic clouds (MCs) are huge interplanetary structures which originate from the Sun and have a paramount importance in driving magnetospheric storms. Before reaching the magnetosphere, MCs interact with the Earth's bow shock. This may alter their structure and therefore modify their expected geoeffectivity. We develop a simple 3-D model of the magnetosheath adapted to MCs conditions. This model is the first to describe the interaction of MCs with the bow shock and their propagation inside the magnetosheath. We find that when the MC encounters the Earth centrally and with its axis perpendicular to the Sun-Earth line, the MC's magnetic structure remains mostly unchanged from the solar wind to the magnetosheath. In this case, the entire dayside magnetosheath is located downstream of a quasi-perpendicular bow shock. When the MC is encountered far from its centre, or when its axis has a large tilt towards the ecliptic plane, the MC's structure downstream of the bow shock differs significantly from that upstream. Moreover, the MC's structure also differs from one region of the magnetosheath to another and these differences vary with time and space as the MC passes by. In these cases, the bow shock configuration is mainly quasi-parallel. Strong magnetic field asymmetries arise in the magnetosheath; the sign of the magnetic field north-south component may change from the solar wind to some parts of the magnetosheath. We stress the importance of the Bx component. We estimate the regions where the magnetosheath and magnetospheric magnetic fields are anti-parallel at the magnetopause (i.e. favourable to reconnection). We find that the location of anti-parallel fields varies with time as the MCs move past Earth's environment, and that they may be situated near the subsolar region even for an initially northward magnetic field upstream of the bow shock. Our results point out the major role played by the bow shock configuration in modifying or keeping the structure of the MCs unchanged. Note that this model is not restricted to MCs, it can be used to describe the magnetosheath magnetic field under an arbitrary slowly varying interplanetary magnetic field.

Turc, L.; Fontaine, D.; Savoini, P.; Kilpua, E. K. J.

2014-02-01

191

Flow field analysis for a class of waverider configurations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A package of computer codes for analysis of flow fields for waverider configurations is described. The package consists of a surface/volume grid generator and a finite-volume flow solver. The grid generator defines body geometries and computational grids by an algebraic homotopy procedure. The algebraic procedure is versatile in its application and can readily generate configurations in the class of blended wing-body geometries. This code has the ability to produce a wide variety of geometries in the given class with varying geometrical attributes. The flow solver employs a finite-volume formation and solves the explicit, Runge-Kutta integration technique. The method or flow simulation incorporates several techniques for acceleration of the convergence of the interaction process and an entropy corrected enthalpy damping procedure for efficient computation of high Mach number flows.

Moitra, Anutosh

1990-01-01

192

Sixfold configurational anisotropy and magnetic reversal in nanoscale Permalloy triangles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Six-fold configurational anisotropy was studied in Permalloy triangles, in\\u000awhich the shape symmetry order yields two energetically non-degenerate\\u000amicromagnetic configurations of the spins, the so-called \\

Laura Thevenard; Dorothee Petit; Huang T. Zeng; Russell P. Cowburn

2009-01-01

193

Solar magnetic fields and convection  

Microsoft Academic Search

The solar magnetic fields observed in active regions and their residues are thought to be parts of toroidal field systems renewed every 11-yr cycle from a poloidal field. The latter may be either a reversing (dynamo) field or a non-reversing, primordial field. The latter view was held for some 70 yr, but the apparent reversals of the polar-cap fields in

J. H. Piddington

1977-01-01

194

Magnetic Field Structure of Relativistic Jets in AGNs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present numerical relativistic magnetohydrodynamic and emission simulations aimed to study the role played by the magnetic field in the emission and dynamics of relativistic jets in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). We have considered relativistic overpressured jets carrying helical magnetic fields, analyzing the influence of the magnetization parameter and pitch angle of the magnetic field. The helical structure of the magnetic field leads to an asymmetry in the emission across the jet width, depending on the relative orientation of the line of sight and the pitch angle of the magnetic field, with the electric vector position angles (EVPA) oriented either paralel or penpendicular to the jet axis. We study the formation and evolution downstream of a strong plane perpendicular shock produced by an increase of the magnetization parameter at the jet inlet. EVPAs rotate from their initial oblique configuration to a perpendicular distribution as the shock evolves from conical to plane perpendicular.

Roca-Sogorb, M.; Perucho, M.; Gómez, J. L.; Martí, J. M.; Antón, L.; Aloy, M. A.; Agudo, I.

2008-06-01

195

PREPROCESSING MAGNETIC FIELDS WITH CHROMOSPHERIC LONGITUDINAL FIELDS  

SciTech Connect

Nonlinear force-free field (NLFFF) extrapolation is a powerful tool for the modeling of the magnetic field in the solar corona. However, since the photospheric magnetic field does not in general satisfy the force-free condition, some kind of processing is required to assimilate data into the model. In this paper, we report the results of new preprocessing for the NLFFF extrapolation. Through this preprocessing, we expect to obtain magnetic field data similar to those in the chromosphere. In our preprocessing, we add a new term concerning chromospheric longitudinal fields into the optimization function proposed by Wiegelmann et al. We perform a parameter survey of six free parameters to find minimum force- and torque-freeness with the simulated-annealing method. Analyzed data are a photospheric vector magnetogram of AR 10953 observed with the Hinode spectropolarimeter and a chromospheric longitudinal magnetogram observed with SOLIS spectropolarimeter. It is found that some preprocessed fields show the smallest force- and torque-freeness and are very similar to the chromospheric longitudinal fields. On the other hand, other preprocessed fields show noisy maps, although the force- and torque-freeness are of the same order. By analyzing preprocessed noisy maps in the wave number space, we found that small and large wave number components balance out on the force-free index. We also discuss our iteration limit of the simulated-annealing method and magnetic structure broadening in the chromosphere.

Yamamoto, Tetsuya T. [Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan); Kusano, K., E-mail: tyamamot@stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-0001 (Japan)

2012-06-20

196

NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF SOLAR MICROFLARES IN A CANOPY-TYPE MAGNETIC CONFIGURATION  

SciTech Connect

Microflares are small activities in the solar low atmosphere; some are in the low corona while others are in the chromosphere. Observations show that some of the microflares are triggered by magnetic reconnection between the emerging flux and a pre-existing background magnetic field. We perform 2.5-dimensional, compressible, resistive magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the magnetic reconnection with gravity considered. The background magnetic field is a canopy-type configuration that is rooted at the boundary of the solar supergranule. By changing the bottom boundary conditions in the simulation, a new magnetic flux emerges at the center of the supergranule and reconnects with the canopy-type magnetic field. We successfully simulate the coronal and chromospheric microflares whose current sheets are located at the corona and the chromosphere, respectively. The microflare with a coronal origin has a larger size and a higher temperature enhancement than the microflare with a chromospheric origin. In the microflares with coronal origins, we also found a hot jet ({approx}1.8 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 6} K), which is probably related to the observational extreme ultraviolet or soft X-ray jets, and a cold jet ({approx}10{sup 4} K), which is similar to the observational H{alpha}/Ca surges. However, there is only a H{alpha}/Ca bright point in the microflares that have chromospheric origins. The study of parameter dependence shows that the size and strength of the emerging magnetic flux are the key parameters that determine the height of the reconnection location, and they further determine the different observational features of the microflares.

Jiang, R.-L.; Fang, C.; Chen, P.-F., E-mail: rljiang@nju.edu.cn [School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2012-06-01

197

Thermometers in Low Magnetic Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this article the effect of low amplitude DC magnetic fields on different types of thermometers is discussed. By means of a precision water-cooled electromagnet, the effect of a magnetic field on platinum resistance thermometers, thermistors, and type T, J, and K thermocouples was investigated, while thermometers were thermally stabilized in thermostatic baths. Four different baths were used for temperatures from 77 K (-196 °C) to 353 K (80 °C): liquid nitrogen bath (nitrogen boiling point at atmospheric pressure), ice-point bath, room-temperature air bath, and hot-water bath. The generated DC magnetic field of high relative precision (2 × 10-4 at 1 T, 4 × 10-5 short-term stability) and high relative uniformity (2 × 10-5 over 1 cm2, 10 mm gap) had a magnetic flux density of 1 T in the center of the gap between the magnet pole caps. The results indicate a magnetic effect of up to 100 mK due to a 1 T magnetic field for the types of thermocouples composed of ferromagnetic materials (Fe, Cr, Ni). For platinum resistance thermometers, thermistors, and non-magnetic type T thermocouples, the detected magnetic effect was weaker, i.e., under 10 mK.

Geršak, G.; Beguš, S.

2010-09-01

198

Low-Magnetic-Field Magnetars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is now widely accepted that soft gamma repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars are the observational manifestations of magnetars, i.e. sources powered by their own magnetic energy. This view was supported by the fact that these "magnetar candidates" exhibited, without exception, a surface dipole magnetic field (as inferred from the spin-down rate) in excess of the electron critical field (? 4.4×1013 G). The recent discovery of fully qualified magnetars, SGR 0418+5729 and Swift J1822.3-1606, with dipole magnetic field well in the range of ordinary radio pulsars posed a challenge to the standard picture, showing that a very strong field is not necessary for the onset of magnetar activity (chiefly bursts and outbursts). Here we summarize the observational status of the low-magnetic-field magnetars and discuss their properties in the context of the mainstream magnetar model and its main alternatives.

Turolla, Roberto; Esposito, Paolo

2013-11-01

199

Resonant magnetic fields from inflation  

SciTech Connect

We propose a novel scenario to generate primordial magnetic fields during inflation induced by an oscillating coupling of the electromagnetic field to the inflaton. This resonant mechanism has two key advantages over previous proposals. First of all, it generates a narrow band of magnetic fields at any required wavelength, thereby allaying the usual problem of a strongly blue spectrum and its associated backreaction. Secondly, it avoids the need for a strong coupling as the coupling is oscillating rather than growing or decaying exponentially. Despite these major advantages, we find that the backreaction is still far too large during inflation if the generated magnetic fields are required to have a strength of O(10{sup ?15} Gauss) today on observationally interesting scales. We provide a more general no-go argument, proving that this problem will apply to any model in which the magnetic fields are generated on subhorizon scales and freeze after horizon crossing.

Byrnes, Christian T. [CERN, PH-TH Division, CH-1211, Genève 23 (Switzerland); Hollenstein, Lukas; Jain, Rajeev Kumar [Département de Physique Théorique and Center for Astroparticle Physics, Université de Genève, 24, Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH-1211 Genève 4 (Switzerland); Urban, Federico R., E-mail: cbyrnes@cern.ch, E-mail: lukas.hollenstein@unige.ch, E-mail: rajeev.jain@unige.ch, E-mail: urban@phas.ubc.ca [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1 (Canada)

2012-03-01

200

The Electronic Configuration and Magnetic Hyperfine Interaction of FeNO^7 Complexes.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Several non-heme iron enzymes react with NO to form FeNO^7 complexes with an intermediate spin S=3 \\over 2. In order to understand the physical origin of this intermediate spin state, I have developed a simple molecular orbital model which mixes the valence orbital angular momentum wavefunctions of Fe^2+ with the singly occupied ? orbital of NO, in the presence of a crystal field of distorted octahedral symmetry. The resultant molecular orbitals contain paired and unpaired electrons with a configuration that leads to the intermediate S=3\\over2 state. This scheme assumes that the octahedral field at the iron ion is strongly perturbed by the bent geometry of the strong field NO ligand. Here, the covalent Fe-NO bond dominates the electronic configuration of the FeNO^7 group which is not significantly affected by the other five, more ionic, ligands. Knowledge of the valence molecular orbitals has allowed me to model the magnetic hyperfine S dotp tilde A dotp I interaction at the iron site of a FeNO^7 complex. Explicit expressions have been found for the magnetic hyperfine tilde A and Zeeman tilde g tensors, which can be measured by Mössbauer spectroscopy and EPR, respectively.

Rodriguez, Jorge H.

1996-03-01

201

condensate in constant magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

We solve the Dirac equation in the presence of a constant magnetic field in (3+1) and (2+1) dimensions. Quantizing the fermion field, we calculate the condensate from first principles for parity conserving and violating Lagrangians for arbitrary field strength. We make a comparison with the results already known in the literature for some particular cases and point out the relevance

M. de J Anguiano-Galicia; A. Bashir; A. Raya

2007-01-01

202

Studying the magnetic fields of cool stars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic fields are prevalent in a wide variety of low mass stellar systems and play an important role in their evolution. Yet the process through which these fields are generated is not well understood. To understand how such systems can generate strong field structures characterization of these fields is required. Radio emission traces the fields directly and the properties of this emission can be modeled leading to constraints on the field geometry and magnetic parameters. The new Karl Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) provides highly sensitive radio observations. My thesis involves combining VLA observations with the development of magnetospheric emission models in order to characterize the magnetic fields in two fully convective cool star systems: (1) Young Stellar Objects (YSOs); (2) Ultracool dwarf stars. I conducted multi epoch observations of DG Tau, a YSO with a highly active, collimated outflow. The radio emission observed from this source was found to be optically thick thermal emission with no indication of the magnetic activity observed in X-rays. I determined that the outflow is highly collimated very close to the central source, in agreement with jet launching models. Additionally, I constrained the mass loss of the ionized component of the jet and found that close to the central source the majority of mass is lost through this component. Using lower angular resolution observations, I detected shock formations in the extended jet of DG Tau and modeled their evolution with time. Taking full advantage of the upgraded bandwidth on the VLA, I made wideband observations of two UCDs, TVLM513-46 and 2M 0746+20. Combining these observations with previously published and archival VLA observations I was able to fully characterize the spectral and temporal properties of the radio emission. I found that the emission is dominated by a mildly polarized, non-thermal quiescent component with periodic strongly polarized flare emission. The spectral energy distribution and polarization of the quiescent emission is well modeled using gyrosynchrotron emission with a mean field B ˜100 G, mildly relativistic power-law electrons with a density ne ˜ 105-6 cm-3, and source size of R ˜ 2R*. We were able to model the pulsed emission by coherent electron cyclotron radiation from a small number of isolated loops of high magnetic field (2-3 kG) with scale heights˜1.2-2.7 stellar radii. The loops are well-separated in magnetic longitude, and are not part of a single dipolar magnetosphere. The overall magnetic configuration of both stars appears to confirm recent suggestions that radio over-luminous UCD's have `weak field' non-axisymmetric topologies, but with isolated regions of high magnetic field.

Lynch, Christene Rene

203

Investigating Magnetic Force Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this classroom activity, the students will investigate the magnetic pull of a bar magnet at varying distances with the use of paper clips. Students will hypothesize, conduct the experiment, collect the data, and draw conclusions that support their data. Each student will record the experiment and their findings in their science journals. As a class, students will compare each groups' data and their interpretation of the results.

Daryl ("Tish") Monjeau, Bancroft Elementary School, Minneapolis, MN

2012-03-18

204

Preface: Cosmic magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent advances in observations and modeling have opened new perspectives for the understanding of fundamental dynamical processes of cosmic magnetism, and associated magnetic activity on the Sun, stars and galaxies. The goal of the Special Issue is to discuss the progress in solar physics and astrophysics, similarities and differences in phenomenology and physics of magnetic phenomena on the Sun and other stars. Space observatories, ground-based telescopes, and new observational methods have provided tremendous amount of data that need to be analyzed and understood. The solar observations discovered multi-scale organization of solar activity, dramatically changing current paradigms of solar variability. On the other side, stellar observations discovered new regimes of dynamics and magnetism that are different from the corresponding solar phenomena, but described by the same physics. Stars represent an astrophysical laboratory for studying the dynamical, magnetic and radiation processes across a broad range of stellar masses and ages. These studies allow us to look at the origin and evolution of our Sun, whereas detailed investigations of the solar magnetism give us a fundamental basis for interpretation and understanding of unresolved stellar data.

Kosovichev, Alexander

2015-02-01

205

Towards Batch Fabrication and Assembly of 3D Microstructures: A Sequential Assembly Planner with New Hard Magnet Configuration  

E-print Network

with New Hard Magnet Configuration Evan Shechter, Arjun Arumbakkam, Philip Lamoureux, Xueti Tang, Mutsuhiro of 3D microstructures. Hard magnets are arranged in a novel 120 offset configuration, allowing for in-situ magnetization. The new configuration makes the use of hard magnets feasible in batch fabrication, and hard

Akella, Srinivas

206

Capture of a high density field reversed configuration in a flux conserver  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A physics demonstration of Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) is being pursued by a collaborative team from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Air Force Research Laboratory. The approach is to form a high density Field Reversed Configuration (FRC), translate it into a liner, and adiabatically compress the FRC by imploding the liner. Capture of the FRC in the liner is critical to the success of the experiment. Several interesting phenomena are possible. The FRC can undergo heating when it bounces off the end mirror. Also, partial capture of the FRC can occur such that a smaller FRC remains captured while some plasma and magnetic energy ejects from the liner. Magnetic mirrors at both the upstream and downstream ends of the capture section help to determine the prominence of these behaviors. The translation and capture regions of the experiment are instrumented with flux loops and surface magnetic field diagnostics. Plans will be presented for internal magnetic field probes in these regions. Implications for optimum capture geometry for compression experiments will be discussed. This work is supported by the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, and DOE/LANL contract DE-AC52-06NA25396.

Sieck, P. E.; Intrator, T. P.; Wurden, G. A.; Sun, X.; Cortez, R. J.; Waganaar, W. J.

2008-11-01

207

The magnetic field of Canopus  

Microsoft Academic Search

Zeeman spectrograms taken at the ESO in 1978 for Canopus (F0 Ib-II) confirm the presence of the weak magnetic field detected by Schermann (1977) and Rakosch et al. (1977), and a new period of 6.90 days for the Canopus magnetic field variation is proposed. It is noted that with the MSHIFT-technique (Weiss et al., 1978) the plate-mean Zeeman shifts can

W. W. Weiss

1986-01-01

208

Solar magnetic fields and convection  

Microsoft Academic Search

The flux-rope model of solar magnetic fields is developed further by the use of a variety of observational results.(i)It is confirmed that magnetic fields emerging to form active regions are already in the form of helically twisted flux ropes.(ii)A flux rope is not a homogeneous structure but is made up of hundreds or thousands of flux fibres. These are individually

J. H. Piddington

1976-01-01

209

The contrasting magnetic fields of superconducting pulsars and magnetars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study equilibrium magnetic field configurations in a neutron star (NS) whose core has type-II superconducting protons. Unlike the equations for normal matter, which feature no special field strength, those for superconductors contain the lower critical field, of the order of 1015 G. We find that the ratio of this critical field to the smooth-averaged stellar field at the crust-core boundary is the key feature dictating the field geometry. Our results suggest that pulsar- and magnetar-strength fields have notably different configurations. Field decay for NSs with Bpole ˜ 1014 G could thus result in substantial internal rearrangements, pushing the toroidal field component out of the core; this may be related to observed magnetar activity. In addition, we calculate the magnetically induced ellipticities of our models.

Lander, S. K.

2014-01-01

210

Magnetic field induced dynamical chaos  

SciTech Connect

In this article, we have studied the dynamics of a particle having charge in the presence of a magnetic field. The motion of the particle is confined in the x–y plane under a two dimensional nonlinear potential. We have shown that constant magnetic field induced dynamical chaos is possible even for a force which is derived from a simple potential. For a given strength of the magnetic field, initial position, and velocity of the particle, the dynamics may be regular, but it may become chaotic when the field is time dependent. Chaotic dynamics is very often if the field is time dependent. Origin of chaos has been explored using the Hamiltonian function of the dynamics in terms of action and angle variables. Applicability of the present study has been discussed with a few examples.

Ray, Somrita; Baura, Alendu; Bag, Bidhan Chandra, E-mail: bidhanchandra.bag@visva-bharati.ac.in [Department of Chemistry, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan 731 235 (India)

2013-12-15

211

Comparison of the field configurations of the magnetotails of Uranus and Neptune  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The magnetic field configuration-states of the magnetotails of the planets Uranus and Neptune are compared. Earth's case is also briefly treated, as well as some related aspects of the other three magnetic planets. In Uranus' case, due to the large tilt (59 deg) of the planet's magnetic dipole with respect to its spin axis and the unusual obliquity of that axis, the angle of attack (alpha) of the solar wind with respect to dipole alignment goes through all possible angles, 0 deg to 180 deg, yielding a very broad spectrum of configuration-states of its tail. Cases are discussed where the planetary magnetic dipole is either aligned with the Sun-planet-line ('pole-on' state) or perpendicular to it and some intermediate states, for both Uranus and Neptune. Only Uranus experiences the pole-on state, which next occurs in November 1999 (+/- 2 months); last year (1993.2) it had the first 'perpendicular' state since Voyager encounter which resembles Earth's case. Neptune never has a pole-on configuration, but it gets as close as alpha = 14 deg from it; the next occurrence is early in 2003. At Voyager encounter Neptune's magnetotail apparently rapidly migrated through a broad spectrum of field structures with near extreme states resembling an Earth-like case on the one hand and a cylindrically symmetric one on the other. Magnetopause 'openness' should dramatically change in terms of the rapidly changing angle of attack throughout a planetary day for these two planets, and this has important implications for their magnetotails. Any future manetospheric mission plans for Uranus or Neptune should take in to consideration the allowed range of values for alpha for the epoch of interest; this is especially of concern for Uranus which has a pole-on state, and all possible alphas, around the middle of 2014, 20 years from now.

Lepping, R. P.

1994-01-01

212

Flux Transport and the Sun's Global Magnetic Field  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Sun s global magnetic field is produced and evolved through the emergence of magnetic flux in active regions and its transport across the solar surface by the axisymmetric differential rotation and meridional flow and the non-axisymmetric convective flows of granulation, supergranulation, and giant cell convection. Maps of the global magnetic field serve as the inner boundary condition for space weather. The photospheric magnetic field and its evolution determine the coronal and solar wind structures through which CMEs must propagate and in which solar energetic particles are accelerated and propagate. Producing magnetic maps which best represent the actual field configuration at any instant requires knowing the magnetic field over the observed hemisphere as well as knowing the flows that transport flux. From our Earth-based vantage point we only observe the front-side hemisphere and each pole is observable for only six months of the year at best. Models for the surface magnetic flux transport can be used to provide updates to the magnetic field configuration in those unseen regions. In this presentation I will describe successes and failures of surface flux transport and present new observations on the structure, the solar cycle variability, and the evolution of the flows involved in magnetic flux transport. I find that supergranules play the dominant role due to their strong flow velocities and long lifetimes. Flux is transported by differential rotation and meridional flow only to the extent that the supergranules participate in those two flows.

Hathaway, David H.

2010-01-01

213

Magnetic fields in protoplanetary disks  

E-print Network

Magnetic fields likely play a key role in the dynamics and evolution of protoplanetary discs. They have the potential to efficiently transport angular momentum by MHD turbulence or via the magnetocentrifugal acceleration of outflows from the disk surface, and magnetically-driven mixing has implications for disk chemistry and evolution of the grain population. However, the weak ionisation of protoplanetary discs means that magnetic fields may not be able to effectively couple to the matter. I present calculations of the ionisation equilibrium and magnetic diffusivity as a function of height from the disk midplane at radii of 1 and 5 AU. Dust grains tend to suppress magnetic coupling by soaking up electrons and ions from the gas phase and reducing the conductivity of the gas by many orders of magnitude. However, once grains have grown to a few microns in size their effect starts to wane and magnetic fields can begin to couple to the gas even at the disk midplane. Because ions are generally decoupled from the magnetic field by neutral collisions while electrons are not, the Hall effect tends to dominate the diffusion of the magnetic field when it is able to partially couple to the gas. For a standard population of 0.1 micron grains the active surface layers have a combined column of about 2 g/cm^2 at 1 AU; by the time grains have aggregated to 3 microns the active surface density is 80 g/cm^2. In the absence of grains, x-rays maintain magnetic coupling to 10% of the disk material at 1 AU (150 g/cm^2). At 5 AU the entire disk thickness becomes active once grains have aggregated to 1 micron in size.

Mark Wardle

2007-04-07

214

A new high performance field reversed configuration operating regime in the C-2 device  

SciTech Connect

Large field reversed configurations (FRCs) are produced in the C-2 device by combining dynamic formation and merging processes. The good confinement of these FRCs must be further improved to achieve sustainment with neutral beam (NB) injection and pellet fuelling. A plasma gun is installed at one end of the C-2 device to attempt electric field control of the FRC edge layer. The gun inward radial electric field counters the usual FRC spin-up and mitigates the n = 2 rotational instability without applying quadrupole magnetic fields. Better plasma centering is also obtained, presumably from line-tying to the gun electrodes. The combined effects of the plasma gun and of neutral beam injection lead to the high performance FRC operating regime, with FRC lifetimes up to 3 ms and with FRC confinement times improved by factors 2 to 4.

Tuszewski, M.; Smirnov, A.; Thompson, M. C.; Barnes, D.; Binderbauer, M. W.; Brown, R.; Bui, D. Q.; Clary, R.; Conroy, K. D.; Deng, B. H.; Dettrick, S. A.; Douglass, J. D.; Garate, E.; Glass, F. J.; Gota, H.; Guo, H.Y.; Gupta, D.; Gupta, S.; Kinley, J. S.; Knapp, K. [Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., P.O. Box 7010, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688 (United States); and others

2012-05-15

215

Manipulation of magnetic state in nanostructures by perpendicular anisotropy and magnetic field  

SciTech Connect

We investigate the transitions of spin configurations in ultrathin nanostructures by tuning the perpendicular anisotropy (K{sub z}) and out-of-plane magnetic field (H), using the Monte Carlo simulation. It is revealed that enhancing the anisotropy K{sub z} can drive the evolution of in-plane vortex state into intriguing saturated magnetization states under various H, such as the bubble domain state and quadruple-block-domain state etc. The spin configurations of these states exhibit remarkable H-dependence. In addition, the strong effects of geometry and size on the spin configurations of nanostructures are observed. In particular, a series of edged states occur in the circular disk-shaped lattices, and rich intricate saturated magnetization patterns appear in big lattices. It is suggested that the magnetic states can be manipulated by varying the perpendicular anisotropy, magnetic field, and geometry/size of the nanostructures. Furthermore, the stability (retention capacity) of the saturated magnetization states upon varying magnetic field is predicted, suggesting the potential applications of these saturated magnetization states in magnetic field-controlled data storages.

Chen, J. P.; Xie, Y. L.; Chu, P.; Wang, Y. L. [Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Wang, Z. Q.; Gao, X. S. [Institute for Advanced Materials and Laboratory of Quantum Engineering and Quantum Materials, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006 (China); Liu, J.-M. [Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Institute for Advanced Materials and Laboratory of Quantum Engineering and Quantum Materials, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006 (China)

2014-06-28

216

Magnetic levitation configuration incorporating levitation, guidance and linear synchronous motor  

DOEpatents

A propulsion and suspension system for an inductive repulsion type magnetically levitated vehicle which is propelled and suspended by a system which includes propulsion windings which form a linear synchronous motor and conductive guideways, adjacent to the propulsion windings, where both combine to partially encircling the vehicle-borne superconducting magnets. A three phase power source is used with the linear synchronous motor to produce a traveling magnetic wave which in conjunction with the magnets propel the vehicle. The conductive guideway combines with the superconducting magnets to provide for vehicle levitation. 3 figures.

Coffey, H.T.

1993-10-19

217

Magnetic levitation configuration incorporating levitation, guidance and linear synchronous motor  

DOEpatents

A propulsion and suspension system for an inductive repulsion type magnetically levitated vehicle which is propelled and suspended by a system which includes propulsion windings which form a linear synchronous motor and conductive guideways, adjacent to the propulsion windings, where both combine to partially encircling the vehicle-borne superconducting magnets. A three phase power source is used with the linear synchronous motor to produce a traveling magnetic wave which in conjunction with the magnets propel the vehicle. The conductive guideway combines with the superconducting magnets to provide for vehicle leviation.

Coffey, Howard T. (Darien, IL)

1993-01-01

218

Smallscale Solar Magnetic Fields - an Overview  

Microsoft Academic Search

An overview is given of the observational and the theoretical methods used to investigate solar magnetic fields. It includes an introduction to the Stokes parameters, their radiative transfer in the presence of a magnetic field, and empirical techniques used to measure various properties of solar magnetic features, such as the strength and direction of the magnetic field, magnetic flux, temperature,

Sami K. Solanki

1993-01-01

219

Polar plumes' orientation and the Sun's global magnetic field  

E-print Network

We characterize the orientation of polar plumes as a tracer of the large-scale coronal magnetic field configuration. We monitor in particular the north and south magnetic pole locations and the magnetic opening during 2007-2008 and provide some understanding of the variations in these quantities. The polar plume orientation is determined by applying the Hough-wavelet transform to a series of EUV images and extracting the key Hough space parameters of the resulting maps. The same procedure is applied to the polar cap field inclination derived from extrapolating magnetograms generated by a surface flux transport model. We observe that the position where the magnetic field is radial (the Sun's magnetic poles) reflects the global organization of magnetic field on the solar surface, and we suggest that this opens the possibility of both detecting flux emergence anywhere on the solar surface (including the far side) and better constraining the reorganization of the corona after flux emergence.

de Patoul, Judith; Cameron, Robert

2013-01-01

220

Shear-induced inflation of coronal magnetic fields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Using numerical models of force-free magnetic fields, the shearing of footprints in arcade geometries leading to an inflation of the coronal magnetic field was examined. For each of the shear profiles considered, all of the field lines become elevated compared with the potential field. This includes cases where the shear is concentrated well away from the arcade axis, such that B(sub z), the component of field parallel to the axis, increases outward to produce an inward B(sub z) squared/8 pi magnetic pressure gradient force. These results contrast with an earlier claim, shown to be incorrect, that field lines can sometimes become depressed as a result of shear. It is conjectured that an inflation of the entire field will always result from the shearing of simple arcade configurations. These results have implications for prominence formation, the interplanetary magnetic flux, and possibly also coronal holes.

Klimchuk, James A.

1990-01-01

221

Shear-induced inflation of coronal magnetic fields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Using numerical models of force-free magnetic fields, the shearing of footprints in arcade geometries leading to an inflation of the coronal magnetic field was examined. For each of the shear profiles considered, all of the field lines become elevated compared with the potential field. This includes cases where the shear is concentrated well away from the arcade axis, such that B(sub z), the component of field parallel to the axis, increases outward to produce an inward B(sub z)squared/8 pi magnetic pressure gradient force. These results contrast with an earlier claim, shown to be incorrect, that field lines can sometimes become depressed as a result of shear. It is conjectured that an inflation of the entire field will always result from the shearing of simple arcade configurations. These results have implications for prominence formation, the interplanetary magnetic flux, and possibly also coronal holes.

Klimchuk, James A.

1989-01-01

222

Ferroelectric Polarization Flop in a Frustrated Magnet MnWO4 Induced by a Magnetic Field  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between magnetic order and ferroelectric properties has been investigated for MnWO4 with a long-wavelength magnetic structure. Spontaneous electric polarization is observed in an elliptical spiral spin phase. The magnetic-field dependence of electric polarization indicates that the noncollinear spin configuration plays a key role for the appearance of the ferroelectric phase. An electric polarization flop from the b direction

K. Taniguchi; N. Abe; T. Takenobu; Y. Iwasa; T. Arima

2006-01-01

223

Design, Fabrication and Testing of Nb3Sn Shell Type Coils in Mirror Magnet Configuration  

SciTech Connect

Fermilab is involved in the development of Nb3Sn magnets for future hadron colliders. One of the magnet design options is based on cosine-theta coils and the wind-and-react approach. Three short dipole models of this type were fabricated and tested revealing serious problems in magnet quench performance. To effectively address these issues, coil tests were continued in a mirror magnet configuration, where one coil was replaced with a half-cylinder of low carbon steel (the magnetic mirror) inside the magnet mechanical structure. This approach has reduced the fabrication cost and time as well as improved the coil instrumentation. The paper summarizes the magnetic and mechanical design of mirror magnet configuration along with fabrication details.

Chichili, D.R.; Ambrosio, G.; Andreev, N.; Barzi, E.; Feher, S.; Kashikhin, V.S.; Kashikhin, V.V.; Yadav, S.; Yamada, R.; Zlobin, A.V. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, 60510 (United States)

2004-06-23

224

A method to measure specific absorption rate of nanoparticles in colloidal suspension using different configurations of radio-frequency fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report a method for characterization of the efficiency of radio-frequency (rf) heating of nanoparticles (NPs) suspended in an aqueous medium. Measurements were carried out for water suspended 5 nm superparamagnetic iron-oxide NPs with 30 nm dextran matrix for three different configurations of rf electric and magnetic fields. A 30 MHz high-Q resonator was designed to measure samples placed inside a parallel plate capacitor and solenoid coil with or without an rf electric field shield. All components of rf losses were analyzed and rf electric and magnetic field induced heating of NPs and the dispersion medium was determined and discussed.

Ketharnath, Dhivya; Pande, Rohit; Xie, Leiming; Srinivasan, Srimeenakshi; Godin, Biana; Wosik, Jarek

2012-08-01

225

Observations of Mercury's magnetic field  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Magnetic field data obtained by Mariner 10 during the third and final encounter with the planet Mercury on 16 March 1975 were studied. A well developed bow shock and modest magnetosphere, previously observed at first encounter on 29 March 1974, were again observed. In addition, a much stronger magnetic field near closest approach, 400 gamma versus 98 gamma, was observed at an altitude of 327 km and approximately 70 deg north Mercurian latitude. Spherical harmonic analysis of the data provide an estimate of the centered planetary magnetic dipole of 4.7 x 10 to the 22nd power Gauss/cu cm with the axis tilted 12 deg to the rotation axis and in the same sense as Earth's. The interplanetary field was sufficiently different between first and third encounters that in addition to the very large field magnitude observed, it argues strongly against a complex induction process generating the observed planetary field. While a possibility exists that Mercury possesses a remanent field due to magnetization early in its formation, a present day active dynamo seems to be a more likely candidate for its origin.

Ness, N. F.; Behannon, K. W.; Lepping, R. P.; Whang, Y. C.

1975-01-01

226

Magnetic field evolution in neutron stars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I will discuss our current theoretical understanding of the physical effects and processes governing the evolution of magnetic fields, likely starting from stable MHD-equilibrium configurations in newborn neutron stars, which then slowly evolve through non-ideal MHD processes such as resistive dissipation and Hall drift in the crust, non-equilibrium beta decays and ambipolar diffusion in the core. The energy dissipated by these processes and their temperature-dependence lead to an interplay between the thermal and magnetic evolution. I will give our current best guesses for their effects in magnetars, classical pulsars, long-lived accreting low-mass X-ray binaries, and their final state as millisecond pulsars.

Reisenegger, Andreas

227

Magnetic resonance imaging at ultrahigh fields.  

PubMed

Since the introduction of 4 T human systems in three academic laboratories circa 1990, rapid progress in imaging and spectroscopy studies in humans at 4 T and animal model systems at 9.4 T have led to the introduction of 7 T and higher magnetic fields for human investigation at about the turn of the century. Work conducted on these platforms has demonstrated the existence of significant advantages in SNR and biological information content at these ultrahigh fields, as well as the presence of numerous challenges. Primary difference from lower fields is the deviation from the near field regime; at the frequencies corresponding to hydrogen resonance conditions at ultrahigh fields, the RF is characterized by attenuated traveling waves in the human body, which leads to image nonuniformities for a given sample-coil configuration because of interferences. These nonuniformities were considered detrimental to the progress of imaging at high field strengths. However, they are advantageous for parallel imaging for signal reception and parallel transmission, two critical technologies that account, to a large extend, for the success of ultrahigh fields. With these technologies, and improvements in instrumentation and imaging methods, ultrahigh fields have provided unprecedented gains in imaging of brain function and anatomy, and started to make inroads into investigation of the human torso and extremities. As extensive as they are, these gains still constitute a prelude to what is to come given the increasingly larger effort committed to ultrahigh field research and development of ever better instrumentation and techniques. PMID:24686229

Ugurbil, Kamil

2014-05-01

228

New results of magnetic field measurements for BP Tau  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present measurements of the longitudinal magnetic field component B ? of the young star BP Tau in the He I 5876 emission line formation region, i.e., in the accretion flow near the stellar surface. The values obtained (?1.7 kG and ?1.0 kG in 2000 and 2001, respectively) agree with the results of similar measurements by other authors. At the same time, we show that the previously obtained field strength at the magnetic pole, B p, and the inclination of the magnetic axis to the rotation axis, ?, are untrustworthy. In our opinion, based on the B ? measurements available to date, it is not possible to conclude whether the star’s magnetic field is a dipole one or has a more complex configuration and to solve the question of whether this field is stationary. However, we argue that at least in the He I 5876 line formation region, the star’s magnetic field is not stationary and can be restructured in a time of the order of several hours. Nonstationary small-scale magnetic fields of active regions on the stellar surface and/or magnetospheric field line reconnection due to the twisting of these field lines as the star rotates could be responsible for the short-term magnetic field variability. It seems highly likely that there are no strictly periodic variations in brightness and emission line profiles in BP Tau due to the irregular restructuring of the star’s magnetic field.

Chuntonov, G. A.; Smirnov, D. A.; Lamzin, S. A.

2007-01-01

229

Magnetic Forces and Field Line Density  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about depicting the relative strength of magnetic fields using field line density. Learners will use the magnetic field line drawing of six magnetic poles created in a previous activity and identify the areas of strong, weak, and medium magnetic intensity using the density of magnetic field lines. This is the fifth activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website. How to Draw Magnetic Fields - II in the Magnetic Math booklet must be completed prior to this activity.

230

Large-scale structure of the solar corona magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The configuration of the solar corona magnetic field has been studied. Data on the position of the K-corona emission polarization plane during the solar eclipses of September 21, 1941; February 25, 1952; and August 1, 2008, were used as an indicator of the magnetic field line orientation. Based on an analysis of these data, a conclusion has been made that the studied configuration has a large-scale organization in the form of a cellular structure with an alternating field reversal. The estimated cell size was 61° ± 6° (or 36° ± 2°) in longitude with a latitudinal extension of 40°-50° in the range of visible distances 1.3-2.0 R Sun . A comparison of the detected cellular structure of the coronal magnetic field with synoptic {ie908-1} maps indicated that the structure latitudinal boundaries vary insignificantly within 1.1-2.0 R Sun . The possible causes of the formation of the magnetic field large-scale cellular configuration in the corona and the conditions for the transformation of this configuration into a two-sector structure are discussed.

Merzlyakov, V. L.; Starkova, L. I.

2012-12-01

231

Effects of Magnetic Fields on Photoionised Pillars and Globules  

E-print Network

The effects of initially uniform magnetic fields on the formation and evolution of dense pillars and cometary globules at the boundaries of H II regions are investigated using 3D radiation-magnetohydrodynamics simulations. It is shown, in agreement with previous work, that a strong initial magnetic field is required to significantly alter the non-magnetised dynamics because the energy input from photoionisation is so large that it remains the dominant driver of the dynamics in most situations. Additionally it is found that for weak and medium field strengths an initially perpendicular field is swept into alignment with the pillar during its dynamical evolution, matching magnetic field observations of the `Pillars of Creation' in M16 and also some cometary globules. A strong perpendicular magnetic field remains in its initial configuration and also confines the photoevaporation flow into a bar-shaped dense ionised ribbon which partially shields the ionisation front and would be readily observable in recombinat...

Mackey, Jonathan

2010-01-01

232

Far infrared laser polarimetry and far forward scattering diagnostics for the C-2 field reversed configuration plasmas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A two-chord far infrared (FIR) laser polarimeter for high speed sub-degree Faraday rotation measurements in the C-2 field reversed configuration experiment is described. It is based on high power proprietary FIR lasers with line width of about 330 Hz. The exceptionally low intrinsic instrument phase error is characterized with figures of merit. Significant toroidal magnetic field with rich dynamics is observed. Simultaneously obtained density fluctuation spectra by far forward scattering are presented.

Deng, B. H.; Kinley, J. S.; Knapp, K.; Feng, P.; Martinez, R.; Weixel, C.; Armstrong, S.; Hayashi, R.; Longman, A.; Mendoza, R.; Gota, H.; Tuszewski, M.

2014-11-01

233

Far infrared laser polarimetry and far forward scattering diagnostics for the C-2 field reversed configuration plasmas.  

PubMed

A two-chord far infrared (FIR) laser polarimeter for high speed sub-degree Faraday rotation measurements in the C-2 field reversed configuration experiment is described. It is based on high power proprietary FIR lasers with line width of about 330 Hz. The exceptionally low intrinsic instrument phase error is characterized with figures of merit. Significant toroidal magnetic field with rich dynamics is observed. Simultaneously obtained density fluctuation spectra by far forward scattering are presented. PMID:25430164

Deng, B H; Kinley, J S; Knapp, K; Feng, P; Martinez, R; Weixel, C; Armstrong, S; Hayashi, R; Longman, A; Mendoza, R; Gota, H; Tuszewski, M

2014-11-01

234

Experimental and numerical understanding of localized spin wave mode behavior in broadly tunable spatially complex magnetic configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Spin wave modes confined in a ferromagnetic film by the spatially inhomogeneous magnetic field generated by a scanned micromagnetic tip of a ferromagnetic resonance force microscope (FMRFM) enable microscopic imaging of the internal fields and spin dynamics in nanoscale magnetic devices. Here we report a detailed study of spin wave modes in a thin ferromagnetic film localized by magnetic field configurations frequently encountered in FMRFM experiments, including geometries in which the probe magnetic moment is both parallel and antiparallel to the applied uniform magnetic field. We demonstrate that characteristics of the localized modes, such as resonance field and confinement radius, can be broadly tuned by controlling the orientation of the applied field relative to the film plane. Micromagnetic simulations accurately reproduce our FMRFM spectra allowing quantitative understanding of the localized modes. Our results reveal a general method of generating tightly confined spin wave modes in various geometries with excellent spatial resolution that significantly facilitates the broad application of FMRFM. This paves the way to imaging of magnetic properties and spin wave dynamics in a variety of contexts for uncovering new physics of nanoscale spin excitations.

Du, Chunhui; Adur, Rohan; Wang, Hailong; Manuilov, Sergei A.; Yang, Fengyuan; Pelekhov, Denis V.; Hammel, P. Chris

2014-12-01

235

Photospheric and coronal magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

Research on small-scale and large-scale photospheric and coronal magnetic fields during 1987-1990 is reviewed, focusing on observational studies. Particular attention is given to the new techniques, which include the correlation tracking of granules, the use of highly Zeeman-sensitive infrared spectral lines and multiple lines to deduce small-scale field strength, the application of long integration times coupled with good seeing conditions to study weak fields, and the use of high-resolution CCD detectors together with computer image-processing techniques to obtain images with unsurpassed spatial resolution. Synoptic observations of large-scale fields during the sunspot cycle are also discussed. 101 refs.

Sheeley, N.R., Jr. (USAF, Geophysics Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA (United States))

1991-01-01

236

Dependence of effective internal field of congruent lithium niobate on its domain configuration and stability  

SciTech Connect

Congruent lithium niobate is characterized by its internal field, which arises due to defect clusters within the crystal. Here, it is shown experimentally that this internal field is a function of the molecular configuration in a particular domain and also on the stability of that particular configuration. The measurements of internal field are done using interferometric technique, while the variation of domain configuration is brought about by room temperature high voltage electric field poling.

Das, Ranjit, E-mail: ranjitdas.in@gmail.com, E-mail: souvik2cat@gmail.com, E-mail: srirajib@yahoo.com; Ghosh, Souvik, E-mail: ranjitdas.in@gmail.com, E-mail: souvik2cat@gmail.com, E-mail: srirajib@yahoo.com; Chakraborty, Rajib, E-mail: ranjitdas.in@gmail.com, E-mail: souvik2cat@gmail.com, E-mail: srirajib@yahoo.com [Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta, JD-2, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700098 (India)

2014-06-28

237

Fusion proton diagnostic for the C-2 field reversed configuration  

SciTech Connect

Measurements of the flux of fusion products from high temperature plasmas provide valuable insights into the ion energy distribution, as the fusion reaction rate is a very sensitive function of ion energy. In C-2, where field reversed configuration plasmas are formed by the collision of two compact toroids and partially sustained by high power neutral beam injection [M. Binderbauer et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 045003 (2010); M. Tuszewski et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 255008 (2012)], measurements of DD fusion neutron flux are used to diagnose ion temperature and study fast ion confinement and dynamics. In this paper, we will describe the development of a new 3 MeV proton detector that will complement existing neutron detectors. The detector is a large area (50?cm{sup 2}), partially depleted, ion implanted silicon diode operated in a pulse counting regime. While the scintillator-based neutron detectors allow for high time resolution measurements (?100 kHz), they have no spatial or energy resolution. The proton detector will provide 10 cm spatial resolution, allowing us to determine if the axial distribution of fast ions is consistent with classical fast ion theory or whether anomalous scattering mechanisms are active. We will describe in detail the diagnostic design and present initial data from a neutral beam test chamber.

Magee, R. M., E-mail: rmagee@trialphaenergy.com; Clary, R.; Korepanov, S.; Smirnov, A.; Garate, E.; Knapp, K. [Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688 (United States); Tkachev, A. [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

2014-11-15

238

EXPLORER 10 MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Magnetic field measurements made by means of Explorer 10 over geocentric ; distances of 1.8 to 42.6R\\/sub e\\/ on March 25experiment on the same satellite are ; referenced in interpretations. The close-in data are consistent with the ; existence of a very weak ring current below 3R\\/sub e\\/ along the trajectory, but ; alternative explanations for the field deviations are

J. P. Heppner; N. F. Ness; C. S. Scearce; T. L. Skillman

1963-01-01

239

Large-scale solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Topics discussed in this review of large-scale solar magnetic fields include large-scale magnetic surface features, the solar activity cycle and the large-scale patterns, and magnetic fields in the corona. Features considered include the decay of active regions, the background field pattern, the polar fields, giant regular structures, expansion of the field in surface harmonics, and the average inclination of magnetic-field

R. Howard

1977-01-01

240

Magnetic Field - Stellar Winds Interaction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As per the recent study by the MiMeS collaboration, only about 10% of massive stars possess organized global magnetic fields, typically dipolar in nature. The competition between such magnetic fields and highly non-linear radiative forces that drive the stellar winds leads to a highly complex interaction. Such an interplay can lead to a number of observable phenomena, e.g. X-ray, wind confinement, rapid stellar spindown. However, due to its complexity, such an interaction cannot usually be modeled analytically, instead numerical modeling becomes a necessary tool. In this talk, I will discuss how numerical magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations are employed to understand the nature of such magnetized massive star winds.

ud-Doula, Asif

2015-01-01

241

How to Draw Magnetic Fields - I  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about depicting magnetic fields. Learners will observe two provided drawings of magnetic field line patterns for bar magnets in simple orientations of like and unlike polarities and carefully draw the field lines for both orientations. This is the third activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

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Recent magneto-inertial fusion experiments on the field reversed configuration heating experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magneto-inertial fusion (MIF) approaches take advantage of an embedded magnetic field to improve plasma energy confinement by reducing thermal conduction relative to conventional inertial confinement fusion (ICF). MIF reduces required precision in the implosion and the convergence ratio. Since 2008 (Wurden et al 2008 IAEA 2008 Fusion Energy Conf. (Geneva, Switzerland, 13-18 October) IC/P4-13 LA-UR-08-0796) and since our prior refereed publication on this topic (Degnan et al 2008 IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 36 80), AFRL and LANL have developed further one version of MIF. We have (1) reliably formed, translated, and captured field reversed configurations (FRCs) in magnetic mirrors inside metal shells or liners in preparation for subsequent compression by liner implosion; (2) imploded a liner with interior magnetic mirror field, obtaining evidence for compression of a 1.36 T field to 540 T (3) performed a full system experiment of FRC formation, translation, capture, and imploding liner compression operation; (4) identified by comparison of 2D-MHD simulation and experiments factors limiting the closed-field lifetime of FRCs to about half that required for good liner compression of FRCs to multi-keV, 1019 ion cm-3, high energy density plasma (HEDP) conditions; and (5) designed and prepared hardware to increase that closed-field FRC lifetime to the required amount. Those lifetime experiments are now underway, with the goal of at least doubling closed-field FRC lifetimes and performing FRC implosions to HEDP conditions this year. These experiments have obtained imaging evidence of FRC rotation, and of initial rotation control measures slowing and stopping such rotation. Important improvements in fidelity of simulation to experiment have been achieved, enabling improved guidance and understanding of experiment design and performance.

Degnan, J. H.; Amdahl, D. J.; Domonkos, M.; Lehr, F. M.; Grabowski, C.; Robinson, P. R.; Ruden, E. L.; White, W. M.; Wurden, G. A.; Intrator, T. P.; Sears, J.; Weber, T.; Waganaar, W. J.; Frese, M. H.; Frese, S. D.; Camacho, J. F.; Coffey, S. K.; Makhin, V.; Roderick, N. F.; Gale, D. G.; Kostora, M.; Lerma, A.; McCullough, J. L.; Sommars, W.; Kiuttu, G. F.; Bauer, B.; Fuelling, S. R.; Siemon, R. E.; Lynn, A. G.; Turchi, P. J.

2013-09-01

243

Crystal field and magnetic properties  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Magnetization and magnetic susceptibility measurements have been made in the temperature range 1.3 to 4.2 K on powdered samples of ErH3. The susceptibility exhibits Curie-Weiss behavior from 4.2 to 2 K, and intercepts the negative temperature axis at theta = 1.05 + or - 0.05 K, indicating that the material is antiferromagnetic. The low field effective moment is 6.77 + or - 0.27 Bohr magnetons per ion. The magnetization exhibits a temperature independent contribution, the slope of which is (5 + or - 1.2) x 10 to the -6th Weber m/kg Tesla. The saturation moment is 3.84 + or - 1 - 0.15 Bohr magnetons per ion. The results can be qualitatively explained by the effects of crystal fields on the magnetic ions. No definitive assignment of a crystal field ground state can be given, nor can a clear choice between cubically or hexagonally symmetric crystal fields be made. For hexagonal symmetry, the first excited state is estimated to be 86 to 100 K above the ground state. For cubic symmetry, the splitting is on the order of 160 to 180 K.

Flood, D. J.

1977-01-01

244

Studies of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

The telescope, spectrograph, and magnetograph at the 150-ft Tower Telescope are described, and a chronology of changes in the instrumentation is given. The average magnetic field strengths over the last seven years are discussed. The changes in polarity at the poles of the Sun are described. The characteristics of these polarity reversals at both poles are similar. A reversal is

Robert Howard

1974-01-01

245

Thermal Relaxation of Very Small Solar Magnetic Structures in Intergranules: A Process That Produces Kilogauss Magnetic Field Strengths  

Microsoft Academic Search

The equilibrium configuration of very small magnetic flux tubes in an intergranular environment automatically produces kilogauss magnetic field strengths. We argue that such a process takes place in the Sun and complements the convective collapse (CC), which is traditionally invoked to explain the formation of kilogauss magnetic concentrations in the solar photosphere. In particular, it can concentrate the very weak

J. Sánchez Almeida

2001-01-01

246

The protostar merger scenario of Ap star magnetic field generation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We propose that the small fraction of stars that are magnetic can be explained if, towards the end of the formation process, a correspondingly small fraction of stars merge after they have developed substantial radiative envelopes. Magnetic A stars may result from merging stars, and owe their strong magnetism to fields generated by a dynamo mechanism as they merge. We postulate a simple dynamo that generates magnetic field from differential rotation. We limit the growth of magnetic fields by the requirement that the poloidal field stabilizes the toroidal field and vice versa. While magnetic torques dissipate the differential rotation, toroidal field is generated from poloidal field by an ? dynamo. Both poloidal and toroidal fields reach a stable configuration that is independent of the size of small initial seed fields but proportional to the initial differential rotation. We posit the hypothesis that strongly magnetic stars form from the merging of two stellar objects. Highest fields are generated when the merger introduces differential rotation that amounts to its critical break up velocity within the condensed object. Such mergers can also account for the lack of close binaries among these stars.

Lau, H. H. B.; Tout, C. A.; Wickramasinghe, D.; Ferrario, L.

2014-11-01

247

Solar models with differential rotation and toroidal magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

Solar models which could possibly solve the solar neutrino problem without incorporating neutrino oscillations are discussed. In particular it is found that is it possible to h ave solar models with rapid differential rotation and low surface oblateness, if one allows for the presence of strong toroidal magnetic fields with the proper configuration.

Talmadge, C.; Richter, S.; Fischbach, E.

1985-03-01

248

Recent Results on Field Reversed Configurations from the Translation, Confinement and Sustainment Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The field-reversed configuration (FRC) offers an attractive alternative approach to magnetically confined fusion because of its extremely high ?, simple linear geometry, and natural divertor for helium ash removal. Multi-hundred eV and high density FRCs have been produced using the standard Field Reversed Theta Pinch (RFTP) method, with a confinement scaling that leads to fusion conditions. These FRCs are, however, limited to only tens of mWb fluxes and sub-msec lifetime. Recent progress has been made in building up the flux and sustaining the FRC current using Rotating Magnetic Fields (RMF) in the Translation, Sustainment, and Confinement (TCS) facility at the University of Washington. TCS has demonstrated formation and steady-state sustainment of standard, flux-confined, prolate FRCs. The RMF also provides stability for the n = 2 rotational mode, which is the dominant global instability observed experimentally. Simple calculations show that a strong radially inward force imposed by the RMF increases proportionally to any local outward deformation of the plasma cross section. Evidence of this has been experimentally demonstrated, and the effects of various RMF antenna geometries studied. High temperature FRCs could also be produced in TCS by translating high energy plasmoids formed in the normal theta pinch manner into the confinement chamber containing the RMF antennas. Extremely interesting results were obtained for this translation and capture process. The plasmoids can survive the violent dynamics of supersonic reflections off magnetic mirror structures, producing a stable high-?, near-FRC state with substantial flux conversion from toroidal to poloidal. This is a tribute not only to the robustness of FRCs, but also to the tendency of an FRC to assume a preferred state for a magnetized plasma. The magnetic helicity, as inferred by a simple interpretive model, is approximately preserved, possibly conforming to a high-? relaxation principle.

Guo, Houyang

2005-02-01

249

Internal Magnetic Configuration Measured by ECE Imaging on EAST Tokamak  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ECE imaging (electron cyclotron emission imaging) is an important diagnostic which can give 2D imaging of temperature fluctuation in the core of tokamak. A method based on ECE imaging is introduced which can give the information of the position of magnetic axis and the structure of internal magnetic surface for EAST tokamak. The EFIT equilibrium reconstruction is not reliable due to the absence of important core diagnostic at the initial phase for EAST, so the information given by ECE imaging could help to improve the accuracy of EFIT equilibrium reconstruction.

Xu, Ming; Wen, Yizhi; Xie, Jinlin; Yu, Changxuan; Gao, Bingxi; Xu, Xiaoyuan; Liu, Wandong; Hu, Liqun; Sun, Youwen; Qian, Jinping; Wan, Baonian

2013-12-01

250

Magnetic field of the Earth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The magnetic field of the Earth has global meaning for a life on the Earth. The world geophysical science explains: - occurrence of a magnetic field of the Earth it is transformation of kinetic energy of movements of the fused iron in the liquid core of Earth - into the magnetic energy; - the warming up of a kernel of the Earth occurs due to radioactive disintegration of elements, with excretion of thermal energy. The world science does not define the reasons: - drift of a magnetic dipole on 0,2 a year to the West; - drift of lithospheric slabs and continents. The author offers: an alternative variant existing in a world science the theories "Geodynamo" - it is the theory « the Magnetic field of the Earth », created on the basis of physical laws. Education of a magnetic field of the Earth occurs at moving the electric charge located in a liquid kernel, at rotation of the Earth. At calculation of a magnetic field is used law the Bio Savara for a ring electric current: dB = . Magnetic induction in a kernel of the Earth: B = 2,58 Gs. According to the law of electromagnetic induction the Faradey, rotation of a iron kernel of the Earth in magnetic field causes occurrence of an electric field Emf which moves electrons from the center of a kernel towards the mantle. So of arise the radial electric currents. The magnetic field amplifies the iron of mantle and a kernel of the Earth. As a result of action of a radial electric field the electrons will flow from the center of a kernel in a layer of an electric charge. The central part of a kernel represents the field with a positive electric charge, which creates inverse magnetic field Binv and Emfinv When ?mfinv = ?mf ; ?inv = B, there will be an inversion a magnetic field of the Earth. It is a fact: drift of a magnetic dipole of the Earth in the western direction approximately 0,2 longitude, into a year. Radial electric currents a actions with the basic magnetic field of a Earth - it turn a kernel. It coincides with laws of electromagnetism. According to a rule of the left hand: if the magnetic field in a kernel is directed to drawing, electric current are directed to an axis of rotation of the Earth, - a action of force clockwise (to West). Definition of the force causing drift a kernel according to the law of Ampere F = IBlsin. Powerful force 3,5 × 1012 Nyton, what makes drift of the central part of a kernel of the Earth on 0,2 the longitude in year to West, and also it is engine of the mechanism of movement of slabs together with continents. Movement of a core of the Earth carry out around of a terrestrial axis one circulation in the western direction in 2000 of years. Linear speed of rotation of a kernel concerning a mantle on border the mantle a kernel: V = × 3,471 × 10 = 3,818 × 10 m/s = 33 m/day = 12 km/years. Considering greater viscosity of a mantle, the powerful energy at rotation of a kernel seize a mantle and lithospheric slabs and makes their collisions as a result of which there are earthquakes and volcano. Continents Northern and Southern America every year separate from the Europe and Africa on several centimeters. Atlantic ocean as a result of movement of these slabs with such speed was formed for 200 million years, that in comparison with the age of the Earth - several billions years, not so long time. Drift of a kernel in the western direction is a principal cause of delay of speed of rotation of the Earth. Flow of radial electric currents allot according to the law of Joule - Lenz, the quantity of warmth : Q = I2Rt = IUt, of thermal energy 6,92 × 1017 calories/year. This defines heating of a kernel and the Earth as a whole. In the valley of the median-Atlantic ridge having numerous volcanos, the lava flow constantly thus warm up waters of Atlantic ocean. It is a fact the warm current Gulf Stream. Thawing of a permafrost and ices of Arctic ocean, of glaciers of Greenland and Antarctica is acknowledgement: the warmth of earth defines character of thawing of glaciers and a permafrost. This is a global warming. The version of the author: the period

Popov, Aleksey

2013-04-01

251

Uniform rotating field network structure to efficiently package a magnetic bubble domain memory  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A unique and compact open coil rotating magnetic field network structure to efficiently package an array of bubble domain devices is disclosed. The field network has a configuration which effectively enables selected bubble domain devices from the array to be driven in a vertical magnetic field and in an independent and uniform horizontal rotating magnetic field. The field network is suitably adapted to minimize undesirable inductance effects, improve capabilities of heat dissipation, and facilitate repair or replacement of a bubble device.

Wolfshagen, Ronald G. (Inventor); Ypma, John E. (Inventor); Murray, Glen W. (Inventor); Chen, Thomas T. (Inventor)

1978-01-01

252

Analysis of Ignitor Discharges with Double X-point Magnetic Configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Ignitor experiment was proposed and designed to achieve ignited and sub-ignited conditions in well confined deuterium-tritium plasmas. Thanks to its unique features (high magnetic field up to 13 T, high plasma current up to 11 MA, and high plasma density up to 5 x10^20 m-3), Ignitor is the only device capable of exploring plasma regimes that are relevant to a net power producing D-T reactor and are not accessible to other existing or planned machines. Double X-point scenarios with magnetic field up to 13 T and plasma current up to 9 MA are analyzed. In these configurations, the access to a high confinement state is assumed when the available plasma heating power, supported by the injected auxiliary power, is larger than the L-H threshold value, according to recent suggested scalings The H-regime is modeled by a global reduction of the thermal transport coefficients used for the L-regime. Situations in the presence and in the absence of sawtooth oscillations have been investigated. Quasi-stationary conditions can be attained when a process producing re- distribution of pressure and current profiles is active. B.Coppi, A.Airoldi, F.Bombarda, et al.,Nucl. Fusion 41, 1253 (2001) D.C. McDonald, A.J. Meakins, et al., PPCF 48, A439 (2006).

Airoldi, A.; Cenacchi, G.; Coppi, B.

2008-11-01

253

Microstability theory for the field reversed configuration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the work done in the last contract period. Previous work has been described in Annual Performance Reports. The work carried on under this Research Grant and not included in previous progress and annual reports includes two distinct items. One work is a study of the nonlocal high beta microstability of the FRC (Field Reversed Configuration), which they began sometime ago. This study identified the limiting beta (=4{pi}nT/B{sup 2}) for the mode to remain unstable. The study found that as beta increases, the wavenumbers (k{sub y}, K{sub z}) for maximum growth changes, so that the limiting beta is not the one found by fixing (k{sub y}, K{sub z}) and increasing beta. It also appears that the criterion for nonlocal terms to influence the result, as beta increases, is substantially weaker than might have been thought. The authors identify the parameter that determines this effect. This study is presented as Appendix 1 of this report. The second study is of the effect of collisions on the lower hybrid drift instability. The result is that the effect of collisions is substantially more important than might have been expected. These two studies are in different stages of completion. The second is in fact complete, and could be published virtually as is, although it would benefit from a small amount of numerical analysis. The first study is far richer than the second, in that it includes a variety of regimes and effects. The formulation presented in it could e used as the basis for a series of papers, although in its present stage it is not ready for publication. It is unfortunate, but the level of the research Grant, and its untimely end, did not permit further progress on that study.

Krall, N.A.

1997-11-05

254

Comparison of different configurations of NbTi magnetic lenses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic lenses are new devices that concentrate magnetic flux by using the diamagnetism of superconductors. Magnetic lenses of two types made from NbTi sheets were constructed; measurements were made on them and they were systematically studied. Type A was constructed by stacking NbTi rings that had identical outer diameters and increasing inner diameters to form a hollow cone. Each ring had a slit to suppress the circumference current. Three construction methods for type A were tested: the rings were stacked with their slits aligned but with no insulation between the rings (A-1), with their slits aligned and with insulation between the rings (A-2), and with their slits in different positions and with insulation between the rings (A-3). For type B, sheets were rolled into hollow cones. Three identical cones were stacked to form a lens (B-1) and a single cone was used as a reference lens (B-2). The lenses were assembled in a cryocooler-cooled cryostat with a NbTi magnet. The quenching behavior, concentration ratio, hysteresis, and decay behavior were measured. Because of its larger dimensions, type B had a larger concentration ratio (2.49 for B-1) than type A (1.87 for A-1). Both lenses (types A and B-1) were quenched when the concentrated flux density reached about 0.64 T. The results suggest that quenching was caused by the NbTi sheet itself.

Zhang, Z. Y.; Matsumoto, S.; Choi, S.; Teranishi, R.; Kiyoshi, T.

2011-10-01

255

Residential wire codes: reproducibility and relation with measured magnetic fields  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the reproducibility of wire codes to characterise residential power line configurations and to determine the extent to which wire codes provide a proxy measure of residential magnetic field strength in a case-control study of childhood leukaemia conducted in nine states within the United States. METHODS: Misclassification of wire codes was assessed with independent measurements by two technicians for 187 residences. The association between categories of wire code and measured level of magnetic field was evaluated in 858 residences with both a wire code measurement and a 24 hour measurement of the magnetic field in the bedroom. The strength of the association between category of wire code and risk of leukaemia was examined in two regions with different average levels of magnetic field in homes with high categories of wire code. RESULTS: The reproducibility of any of three different classifications of wire codes was excellent (kappa > or = 0.89). Mean and median magnetic fields, and the percentage of homes with high magnetic fields increased with increasing category for each of the wire code classification schemes. The size of the odds ratios for risk of leukaemia and high categories of wire code did not reflect the mean levels of the magnetic field in those categories in two study regions. CONCLUSION: Misclassification of categories of wire code is not a major source of bias in the study. Wire codes provide a proxy measure of exposure to residential magnetic fields. If magnetic fields were a risk factor for leukaemia, however, there would be some attenuation of risk estimates based on wire codes because of misclassification of exposure to magnetic fields at both extremes of the wire code range. The lack of an association between high categories of wire code and risk of leukaemia cannot be explained by a failure of the wire code classification schemes to estimate exposure to magnetic fields in the study area.   PMID:9764111

Tarone, R. E.; Kaune, W. T.; Linet, M. S.; Hatch, E. E.; Kleinerman, R. A.; Robison, L. L.; Boice, J. D.; Wacholder, S.

1998-01-01

256

Non-Abelian fields in AdS4 spacetime: Axially symmetric, composite configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We construct new finite-energy regular solutions in Einstein-Yang-Mills-SU(2) theory. They are static, axially symmetric and approach at infinity the anti-de Sitter spacetime background. These configurations are characterized by a pair of integers (m ,n ), where m is related to the polar angle and n to the azimuthal angle, being related to the known flat-space monopole-antimonopole chains and vortex rings. Generically, they describe composite configurations with several individual components, possessing a nonzero magnetic charge, even in the absence of a Higgs field. Such Yang-Mills configurations exist already in the probe limit, with the AdS geometry supplying the attractive force needed to balance the repulsive force of Yang-Mills gauge interactions. The gravitating solutions are constructed by numerically solving the elliptic Einstein-DeTurck-Yang-Mills equations. The variation of the gravitational coupling constant ? reveals the existence of two branches of gravitating solutions which bifurcate at some critical value of ? . The lower-energy branch connects to the solutions in the global AdS spacetime, while the upper branch is linked to the generalized Bartnik-McKinnon solutions in asymptotically flat spacetime. Also, a spherically symmetric, closed-form solution is found as a perturbation around the globally anti-de Sitter vacuum state.

Kichakova, Olga; Kunz, Jutta; Radu, Eugen; Shnir, Yasha

2014-12-01

257

Configuration-dependent electronic and magnetic properties of graphene monolayers and nanoribbons functionalized with aryl groups  

SciTech Connect

Graphene monolayers functionalized with aryl groups exhibit configuration-dependent electronic and magnetic properties. The aryl groups were adsorbed in pairs of neighboring atoms in the same sublattice A (different sublattices) of graphene monolayers, denoted as the M{sub 2}{sup AA} (M{sub 2}{sup AB}) configuration. The M{sub 2}{sup AA} configuration behaved as a ferromagnetic semiconductor. The band gaps for the majority and minority bands were 1.1 eV and 1.2 eV, respectively. The M{sub 2}{sup AB} configuration behaved as a nonmagnetic semiconductor with a band gap of 0.8 eV. Each aryl group could induce 1 Bohr magneton (?{sub B}) into the molecule-graphene system. Armchair graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) exhibited the same configuration-dependent magnetic properties as the graphene monolayers. The net spin of the functionalized zigzag GNRs was mainly localized on the edges demonstrating an adsorption site-dependent magnetism. For the zigzag GNRs, both the M{sub 2}{sup AA} and M{sub 2}{sup AB} configurations possibly had a magnetic moment. Each aryl group could induce 1.5–3.5 ?{sub B} into the molecule-graphene system. There was a metal-to-insulator transition after adsorption of the aryl groups for the zigzag GNRs.

Tian, Xiaoqing, E-mail: xqtian2008@gmail.com; Gu, Juan [College of Physics and Technology, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, Guangdong (China)] [College of Physics and Technology, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, Guangdong (China); Xu, Jian-bin, E-mail: jbxu@ee.cuhk.edu.hk [Department of Electronic Engineering and Materials Science and Technology Research Center, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories (Hong Kong)] [Department of Electronic Engineering and Materials Science and Technology Research Center, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories (Hong Kong)

2014-01-28

258

Binary stellar winds. [flow and magnetic field interactions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Stellar winds from a binary star will interact with each other along a contact discontinuity. We discuss qualitatively the geometry of the flow and field resulting from this interaction in the simplest case where the stars and winds are identical. We consider the shape of the critical surface (defined as the surface where the flow speed is equal to the sound speed) as a function of stellar separation and the role of shock waves in the flow field. The effect of stellar spin and magnetic sectors on the field configuration is given. The relative roles of mass loss and magnetic torque in the evolution of orbital parameters are discussed.

Siscoe, G. L.; Heinemann, M. A.

1974-01-01

259

Binary stellar winds. [flow and magnetic field geometry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Stellar winds from a binary star pair will interact with each other along a contact discontinuity. We discuss qualitatively the geometry of the flow and field resulting from this interaction in the simplest case where the stars and winds are identical. We consider the shape of the critical surface (defined as the surface where the flow speed is equal to the sound speed) as a function of stellar separation and the role of shock waves in the flow field. The effect of stellar spin and magnetic sectors on the field configuration is given. The relative roles of mass loss and magnetic torque in the evolution of orbital parameters is discussed.

Siscoe, G. L.; Heinemann, M. A.

1974-01-01

260

Development Trends in High Field Magnet Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The production of high magnetic fields using low temperature superconductors (LTS) has become common place. However, large magnet sizes and associated high cooling costs have often precluded the full utilization of these research capabilities. Recent advances in internal Sn superconductors and cryogen free technology have opened up a new era in superconducting magnet development. Ultra-compact, laboratory sized magnets producing fields

R. Harrison; R. Bateman; J. Brown; F. Domptail; C. M. Friend; P. Ghoshal; C. King; A. Van der Linden; Z. Melhem; P. Noonan; A. Twin; M. Field; S. Hong; J. Parrell; Y. Zhang

2008-01-01

261

POLOIDAL MAGNETIC FIELD TOPOLOGY FOR TOKAMAKS WITH CURRENT HOLES  

SciTech Connect

The appearance of hole currents in tokamaks seems to be very important in plasma confinement and on-set of instabilities, and this paper is devoted to study the topology changes of poloidal magnetic fields in tokamaks. In order to determine these fields different models for current profiles can be considered. It seems to us, that one of the best analytic descriptions is given by V. Yavorskij et al., which has been chosen for the calculations here performed. Suitable analytic equations for the family of magnetic field surfaces with triangularity and Shafranov shift are written down here. The topology of the magnetic field determines the amount of trapped particles in the generalized mirror type magnetic field configurations. Here it is found that the number of maximums and minimums of Bp depends mainly on triangularity, but the pattern is also depending of the existence or not of hole currents. Our calculations allow comparing the topology of configurations of similar parameters, but with and without whole currents. These differences are study for configurations with equal ellipticity but changing the triangularity parameters. Positive and negative triangularities are considered and compared between them.

Puerta, Julio; Martin, Pablo; Castro, Enrique [Universidad Simon Bolivar, Departamento de Fisica, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

2009-07-26

262

Variability in Martian Magnetic Field Topology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have determined the locations of open and closed magnetic field lines at Mars as a function of four different controlling influences: solar wind magnetic field direction, solar wind pressure, martian season, and solar EUV flux.

Brain, D. A.; Halekas, J. S.; Eastwood, J. P.; Ulusen, D.; Lillis, R. J.

2014-07-01

263

Plasma stability in a dipole magnetic field  

E-print Network

The MHD and kinetic stability of an axially symmetric plasma, confined by a poloidal magnetic field with closed lines, is considered. In such a system the stabilizing effects of plasma compression and magnetic field ...

Simakov, Andrei N., 1974-

2001-01-01

264

Measurements of Solar Vector Magnetic Fields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Various aspects of the measurement of solar magnetic fields are presented. The four major subdivisions of the study are: (1) theoretical understanding of solar vector magnetic fields; (3) techniques for interpretation of observational data; and (4) techniques for data display.

Hagyard, M. J. (editor)

1985-01-01

265

Topological constraints in magnetic field relaxation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stability and reconnection of magnetic fields play a fundamental role in natural and manmade plasma. In these applications the field's topology determines the stability of the magnetic field. Here I will describe the importance of one topology quantifier, the magnetic helicity, which impedes any free decay of the magnetic energy. Further constraints come from the fixed point index which hinders the field to relax into the Taylor state.

Candelaresi, S.

2014-10-01

266

Anomalous global strings and primordial magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

We propose a new mechanism for the generation of primordial magnetic fields, making use of the magnetic fields which are induced by anomalous global strings, such as pion and axion strings, which couple to electromagnetism via Wess-Zumino type interactions. We calculate the magnitude and coherence length of these fields. They are seen to depend on the string dynamics. With optimistic assumptions, both the magnitude and coherence scale of the induced magnetic fields can be large enough to explain the seed magnetic fields of greater than 10{sup {minus}23} G necessary to produce the observed galactic magnetic fields via the galactic dynamo mechanism. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Brandenberger, R.H. [Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States); Zhang, X. [CCAST (World Laboratory), P.O. Box 8730, Beijing 100080, Peoples Republic of (China)] [CCAST (World Laboratory), P.O. Box 8730, Beijing 100080, Peoples Republic of (China); [Institute of High Energy Physics, Academia Sinica, Beijing 100039, Peoples Republic of (China)

1999-04-01

267

Energy buildup in sheared force-free magnetic fields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Photospheric displacement of the footpoints of solar magnetic field lines results in shearing and twisting of the field, and consequently in the buildup of electric currents and magnetic free energy in the corona. The sudden release of this free energy may be the origin of eruptive events like coronal mass ejections, prominence eruptions, and flares. An important question is whether such an energy release may be accompanied by the opening of magnetic field lines that were previously closed, for such open field lines can provide a route for matter frozen into the field to escape the sun altogether. This paper presents the results of numerical calculations showing that opening of the magnetic field is permitted energetically, in that it is possible to build up more free energy in a sheared, closed, force-free magnetic field than is in a related magnetic configuration having both closed and open field lines. Whether or not the closed force-free field attains enough energy to become partially open depends on the form of the shear profile; the results presented compare the energy buildup for different shear profiles. Implications for solar activity are discussed briefly.

Wolfson, Richard; Low, Boon C.

1992-01-01

268

Applied Magnetic Field Enhances Arc Vapor Deposition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Applied magnetic field enhances performance of vaporization part of arc vapor deposition apparatus. When no magnetic field applied by external means, arc wonders semirandomly over cathode, with net motion toward electrical feedthrough. When magnetic field applied arc moves circumferentially around cathode, and downward motion suppressed.

Miller, T. A.; Loutfy, R. O.; Withers, J. C.

1993-01-01

269

Mars: a magnetic field due to thermoremanence?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presently available magnetic field data suggest a dipole moment of Mars of less than 10?4 times the Earth's dipole moment. Presumably, Mars does not have an active dynamo at present which could give rise to a significant magnetic field. Nevertheless, the presently available data do not rule out a minor intrinsic field which may originate from a magnetized lithosphere. The

Martin Leweling; Tilman Spohn

1997-01-01

270

MAXWELLIAN FIELD EXPANSION OF HELICAL MAGNET  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three dimensional (3D) magnetic field calculated by the computer code TOSCA was analyzed including the fring- ing field region. The magnetic field in the median plane was well simulated by a simple function. Off median plane, contributions from the coils should be taken into account. Superconducting helical dipole magnets will be used in RHIC as Siberian snakes and rotators(1). Extensive

K. Hatanaka; T. Katayama; T. Tominaka

1998-01-01

271

Prediction of the interplanetary magnetic field strength  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new model of the coronal and interplanetary magnetic field can predict both the interplanetary magnetic field strength and its polarity from measurements of the photospheric magnetic field. The model includes the effects of the large-scale horizontal electric currents flowing in the inner corona, of the warped heliospheric current sheet in the upper corona, and of volume currents flowing in

Xuepu Zhao; J. Todd Hoeksema

1995-01-01

272

CORONAL MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS THROUGH GYRORESONANCE EMISSION  

E-print Network

observations have provided a direct measurement of magnetic field strengths in the solar corona. It is a happy probes of the magnetic field strength above active regions, and this unique capability is one to a different magnetic field strength, the coronal structure can be "peeled away" by using different frequencies

White, Stephen

273

Magnetic Field Response Sensor For Conductive Media  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A magnetic field response sensor comprises an inductor placed at a fixed separation distance from a conductive surface to address the low RF transmissivity of conductive surfaces. The minimum distance for separation is determined by the sensor response. The inductor should be separated from the conductive surface so that the response amplitude exceeds noise level by a recommended 10 dB. An embodiment for closed cavity measurements comprises a capacitor internal to said cavity and an inductor mounted external to the cavity and at a fixed distance from the cavity s wall. An additional embodiment includes a closed cavity configuration wherein multiple sensors and corresponding antenna are positioned inside the cavity, with the antenna and inductors maintained at a fixed distance from the cavity s wall.

Woodard, Stanley E. (Inventor); Taylor, Bryant D. (Inventor)

2006-01-01

274

An inverse theorem about the magnetic field line velocity.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It is shown that every field line velocity is associated with a set of Euler potentials (alpha prime, beta prime) such that particles moving with this velocity observe constant values of alpha prime and beta prime. The field line and flux preservation properties of the motion follow immediately, and a short independent proof of the Helmholtz-Zorawski criterion for field line preservation is also given. Arguments are given to show that in general it is not possible to single out one 'basic' field line velocity when only the time dependent magnetic field configuration is given.

Stern, D. P.

1973-01-01

275

Kinetic simulations of the formation and stability of the field-reversed configuration  

SciTech Connect

The Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC) is a high-beta compact toroidal plasma confined primarily by poloidal fields. In the FRC the external field is reversed on axis by the diamagnetic current carried by thermal plasma particles. A three-dimensional, hybrid, particle-in-cell (zero-inertia fluid electrons, and kinetic ions), code FLAME, previously used to study ion rings [Yu. A. Omelchenko and R. N. Sudan, J. Comp. Phys. 133, 146 (1997)], is applied to investigate FRC formation and tilt instability. Axisymmetric FRC equilibria are obtained by simulating the standard experimental reversed theta-pinch technique. These are used to study the nonlinear tilt mode in the ''kinetic'' and ''fluid-like'' cases characterized by ''small'' ({approx}3) and ''large'' ({approx}12) ratios of the characteristic radial plasma size to the mean ion gyro-radius, respectively. The formation simulations have revealed the presence of a substantial toroidal (azimuthal) magnetic field inside the separatrix, generated due to the stretching of the poloidal field by a sheared toroidal electron flow. This is shown to be an important tilt-stabilizing effect in both cases. On the other hand, the tilt mode stabilization by finite Larmor radius effects has been found relatively insignificant for the chosen equilibria. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Omelchenko, Yu. A. [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)] [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)

2000-05-01

276

Magnetic monopole and the nature of the static magnetic field  

E-print Network

We investigate the factuality of the hypothetical magnetic monopole and the nature of the static magnetic field. It is shown from many aspects that the concept of the massive magnetic monopoles clearly is physically untrue. We argue that the static magnetic field of a bar magnet, in fact, is the static electric field of the periodically quasi-one-dimensional electric-dipole superlattice, which can be well established in some transition metals with the localized d-electron. This research may shed light on the perfect unification of magnetic and electrical phenomena.

Xiuqing Huang

2008-12-10

277

Magnetic field re-arrangement after prominence eruption  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It has long been known that magnetic reconnection plays a fundamental role in a variety of solar events. Although mainly invoked in flare problems, large scale loops interconnecting active regions, evolving coronal hole boundaries, the solar magnetic cycle itself, provide different evidence of phenomena which involve magnetic reconnection. A further example might be given by the magnetic field rearrangement which occurs after the eruption of a prominence. Since most often a prominence reforms after its disappearance and may be observed at about the same position it occupied before erupting, the magnetic field has to undergo a temporary disruption of relax back, via reconnection, to a configuration similar to the previous one. The above sequence of events is best observable in the case of two ribbon (2-R) flares but most probably is associated with all filament eruptions. Even if the explanation of the magnetic field rearrangement after 2-R flares in terms of reconnection is generally accepted, the lack of a 3-dimensional model capable of describing the field reconfiguration, has prevented, up to now, a thorough analysis of its topology as traced by H alpha/x ray loops. A numerical technique is presented which enables oneto predict and visualize the reconnected configuration, at any time, and therefore allows one to make a significant comparison of observations and model predictions throughout the whole process.

Kopp, R. A.; Poletto, G.

1986-01-01

278

Ion flow measurements and plasma current analysis in the Irvine Field Reversed Configuration  

E-print Network

Ion flow measurements and plasma current analysis in the Irvine Field Reversed Configuration W. S indicate that there is an ion flow of 7 km/s in the Irvine Field Reversed Configuration. A charge the impurities and hydrogen, the dominant plasma ion species, it is concluded that the ions rotate

Heidbrink, William W.

279

Thermal relaxation of very small solar magnetic structures in intergranules: a process that produces kG magnetic field strengths  

E-print Network

The equilibrium configuration of very small magnetic fluxtubes in an intergranular environment automatically produces kG magnetic field strengths. We argue that such process takes place in the Sun and complements the convective collapse (CC), which is traditionally invoked to explain the formation of kG magnetic concentrations in the solar photosphere. In particular, it can concentrate the very weak magnetic fluxes revealed by the new IR spectro-polarimeters, for which the operation of the CC may have difficulty. As part of the argument, we show the existence of solar magnetic features of very weak fluxes yet concentrated magnetic fields (some 3 x 10^{16} Mx and 1500 G).

J. Sanchez Almeida

2001-03-26

280

Overview of C-2 field-reversed configuration experiment plasma diagnostics.  

PubMed

A comprehensive diagnostic suite for field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas has been developed and installed on the C-2 device at Tri Alpha Energy to investigate the dynamics of FRC formation as well as to understand key FRC physics properties, e.g., confinement and stability, throughout a discharge. C-2 is a unique, large compact-toroid merging device that produces FRC plasmas partially sustained for up to ?5 ms by neutral-beam (NB) injection and end-on plasma-guns for stability control. Fundamental C-2 FRC properties are diagnosed by magnetics, interferometry, Thomson scattering, spectroscopy, bolometry, reflectometry, and NB-related fast-ion/neutral diagnostics. These diagnostics (totaling >50 systems) are essential to support the primary goal of developing a deep understanding of NB-driven FRCs. PMID:25430249

Gota, H; Thompson, M C; Tuszewski, M; Binderbauer, M W

2014-11-01

281

Overview of C-2 field-reversed configuration experiment plasma diagnosticsa)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A comprehensive diagnostic suite for field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas has been developed and installed on the C-2 device at Tri Alpha Energy to investigate the dynamics of FRC formation as well as to understand key FRC physics properties, e.g., confinement and stability, throughout a discharge. C-2 is a unique, large compact-toroid merging device that produces FRC plasmas partially sustained for up to ˜5 ms by neutral-beam (NB) injection and end-on plasma-guns for stability control. Fundamental C-2 FRC properties are diagnosed by magnetics, interferometry, Thomson scattering, spectroscopy, bolometry, reflectometry, and NB-related fast-ion/neutral diagnostics. These diagnostics (totaling >50 systems) are essential to support the primary goal of developing a deep understanding of NB-driven FRCs.

Gota, H.; Thompson, M. C.; Tuszewski, M.; Binderbauer, M. W.

2014-11-01

282

Formation of a White-Light Jet Within a Quadrupolar Magnetic Configuration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We analyze multi-wavelength and multi-viewpoint observations of a large-scale event viewed on 7 April 2011, originating from an active-region complex. The activity leads to a white-light jet being formed in the outer corona. The topology and evolution of the coronal structures were imaged in high resolution using the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). In addition, large field-of-view images of the corona were obtained using the Sun Watcher using Active Pixel System detector and Image Processing (SWAP) telescope onboard the PRoject for Onboard Autonomy (PROBA2) microsatellite, providing evidence for the connectivity of the coronal structures with outer coronal features that were imaged with the Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) C2 on the S olar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). The data sets reveal an Eiffel-tower type jet configuration extending into a narrow jet in the outer corona. The event starts from the growth of a dark area in the central part of the structure. The darkening was also observed in projection on the disk by the Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory-Ahead (STEREO-A) spacecraft from a different point of view. We assume that the dark volume in the corona descends from a coronal cavity of a flux rope that moved up higher in the corona but still failed to erupt. The quadrupolar magnetic configuration corresponds to a saddle-like shape of the dark volume and provides a possibility for the plasma to escape along the open field lines into the outer corona, forming the white-light jet.

Filippov, Boris; Koutchmy, Serge; Tavabi, Ehsan

2013-08-01

283

Magnetic field sources and their threat to magnetic media  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Magnetic storage media (tapes, disks, cards, etc.) may be damaged by external magnetic fields. The potential for such damage has been researched, but no objective standard exists for the protection of such media. This paper summarizes a magnetic storage facility standard, Publication 933, that ensures magnetic protection of data storage media.

Jewell, Steve

1993-01-01

284

Thinned fiber Bragg grating magnetic field sensor with magnetic fluid  

Microsoft Academic Search

The refractive index of magnetic fluid may be changed by external magnetic field. Therefore, through measuring its refractive index, the intensity of the magnetic field can be obtained. Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is sensitive to the refractive index surrounding its cladding when the diameter of cladding is reduced to a certain degree. In order to prove the sensitivity of the

Ciming Zhou; Li Ding; Dongli Wang; Yaqi Kuang; Desheng Jiang

2011-01-01

285

Deformable homeotropic nematic droplets in a magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a Frank-Oseen elasticity theory for the shape and structure of deformable nematic droplets with homeotropic surface anchoring in the presence of a magnetic field. Inspired by recent experimental observations, we focus on the case where the magnetic susceptibility is negative, and find that small drops have a lens shape with a homogeneous director field for any magnetic-field strength, whereas larger drops are spherical and have a radial director field, at least if the magnetic field is weak. For strong magnetic fields the hedgehog configuration transforms into a split-core line defect that, depending on the anchoring strength, can be accompanied by an elongation of the tactoid itself. We present a three-dimensional phase diagram that shows the tactoid shape and director field for a given anchoring strength, tactoid size, and magnetic-field strength. Our findings rationalize the different shapes and structures that recently have been observed experimentally for nematic droplets found in dispersions of gibbsite platelets in two types of solvent.

Otten, Ronald H. J.; van der Schoot, Paul

2012-10-01

286

Harmonic undulator radiations with constant magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Harmonic undulators has been analysed in the presence of constant magnetic field along the direction of main undulator field. The spectrum modifications in harmonic undulator radiations and intensity degradation as a function of constant magnetic field magnitude at fundamental and third harmonics have been evaluated with a numerical integration method and generalised Bessel function. The role of harmonic field to overcome the intensity reduction due to constant magnetic field and energy spread in electron beam has also been demonstrated.

Jeevakhan, Hussain; Mishra, G.

2015-01-01

287

A procedure for the design of snowflake magnetic configurations in tokamaks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper deals with the design of snowflake (SF) plasma configurations in tokamaks. The SF configuration represents a promising solution for the power exhaust and divertor design problem due to its ability to flare the scrape-off layer in the vicinity of the SF point. SF plasma configurations have been successfully achieved in tokamaks like Tokamak à Configuration Variable (TCV), DIII-D and National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX), and are under investigation for future tokamaks such as DEMO. The first attempts to determine such new plasma configurations have picked out the inherent difficulties in obtaining them with low coil currents and in controlling the associated equilibria against external disturbances and modeling errors. This paper presents a novel procedure based on the linearized model of the plasma for the design of an SF divertor configuration. Moreover, a procedure for the optimization of the poloidial field coil system is proposed. The effectiveness of the techniques is demonstrated with an application to DEMO.

Albanese, R.; Ambrosino, R.; Mattei, M.

2014-03-01

288

Features of the Martian Magnetic Field Structure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the single-fluid MHD model of Mars space simulation, this paper has studied the magnetic field structure in the near-Mars space and investigated the influence of Martian crustal magnetic anomalies on the magnetic field structure. In the process of the solar wind interaction with Mars, the bow shock and magnetic pile-up region are produced. The interplanetary magnetic lines are

Yi-Teng Zhang; Lei Li

2009-01-01

289

How to Draw Magnetic Fields - II  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about depicting magnetic polarity. Learners will observe several provided drawings of magnetic field line patterns for bar magnets in simple orientations of like and unlike polarities and carefully draw the field lines and depict the polarities for several orientations, including an arrangement of six magnetic poles. This is the fourth activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

290

Interaction Forces Between Multiple Bodies in a Magnetic Field  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Some of the results from experiments to determine the interaction forces between multiple bodies in a magnetic field are presented in this paper. It is shown how the force values and the force directions depend on the configuration of the bodies, their relative positions to each other, and the vector of the primary magnetic field. A number of efficient new automatic loading and assembly machines, as well as manipulators and robots, have been created based on the relationship between bodies and magnetic fields. A few of these patented magnetic devices are presented. The concepts involved open a new way to design universal grippers for robot and other kinds of mechanisms for the manipulation of objects. Some of these concepts can be used for space applications.

Joffe, Benjamin

1996-01-01

291

Thermal relaxation of very small solar magnetic structures in intergranules: a process that produces kG magnetic field strengths  

Microsoft Academic Search

The equilibrium configuration of very small magnetic fluxtubes in an\\u000aintergranular environment automatically produces kG magnetic field strengths.\\u000aWe argue that such process takes place in the Sun and complements the\\u000aconvective collapse (CC), which is traditionally invoked to explain the\\u000aformation of kG magnetic concentrations in the solar photosphere. In\\u000aparticular, it can concentrate the very weak magnetic fluxes

J. Sanchez Almeida

2001-01-01

292

Magnetospheric field morphology at magnetically quiet times  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Review of the magnetospheric morphology, using the method of the Delta B topology, where Delta B is the difference between the observed and a reference field. It is confirmed that Delta B continuously decreases inward to close distances from the earth at all local times. Extrapolating the statistical relation between Dst at the ground and the equatorial Delta B obtained from OGO-5 near perigee, it is shown that Dst is 54 gammas, when Delta B is zero at approximately 2 to 3 earth radii. Conversely, for a magnetically quiet condition as defined by Dst = 0, the average equatorial Delta B at these distances is -45 gammas. These results demonstrate the significance of the effects of the magnetospheric equatorial current that exists even at quiet times. A preliminary study of inclination shows that the field lines on the dusk side are more stretched out than on the dawn side. A comparison of declination on both sides indicates that the bending of the field lines toward the tail is greater near dusk than near dawn. These results suggest an appreciable dawn-dusk asymmetry in the configuration of the inner magnetospheric field.

Sugiura, M.

1973-01-01

293

The Influence of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) on Atmospheric Escape at Mars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a study on the response of Mars’ atmosphere to changes in the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) configuration, specifically with respect to the atmospheric escape rate via pick up ions and upcoming MAVEN observations.

Curry, S. M.; Luhmann, J. G.; Ma, Y.; Dong, C. F.; Brain, D. A.

2014-07-01

294

Asymptotic analysis of force-free magnetic fields of cylindrical symmetry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It is known from computer calculations that if a force-free magnetic-field configuration is stressed progressively by footpoint displacements, the configuration expands and approaches the open configuration with the same surface flux distribution, and, in the process, the energy of the field increases progressively. Analysis of a simple model of force-free fields of cylindrical symmetry leads to simple asymptotic expressions for the extent and energy of such a configuration. The analysis is carried through for both spherical and planar source surfaces. According to this model, the field evolves in a well-behaved manner with no indication of instability or loss of equilibrium.

Sturrock, P. A.; Antiochos, S. K.; Roumeliotis, G.

1995-01-01

295

Permanent Magnet Ecr Plasma Source With Magnetic Field Optimization  

DOEpatents

In a plasma-producing device, an optimized magnet field for electron cyclotron resonance plasma generation is provided by a shaped pole piece. The shaped pole piece adjusts spacing between the magnet and the resonance zone, creates a convex or concave resonance zone, and decreases stray fields between the resonance zone and the workpiece. For a cylindrical permanent magnet, the pole piece includes a disk adjacent the magnet together with an annular cylindrical sidewall structure axially aligned with the magnet and extending from the base around the permanent magnet. The pole piece directs magnetic field lines into the resonance zone, moving the resonance zone further from the face of the magnet. Additional permanent magnets or magnet arrays may be utilized to control field contours on a local scale. Rather than a permeable material, the sidewall structure may be composed of an annular cylindrical magnetic material having a polarity opposite that of the permanent magnet, creating convex regions in the resonance zone. An annular disk-shaped recurve section at the end of the sidewall structure forms magnetic mirrors keeping the plasma off the pole piece. A recurve section composed of magnetic material having a radial polarity forms convex regions and/or magnetic mirrors within the resonance zone.

Doughty, Frank C. (Plano, TX); Spencer, John E. (Plano, TX)

2000-12-19

296

Magnetic field-based multi-DOF orientation sensor for PM-based spherical actuators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Magnetic sensors have been utilized to locate the orientation and position of solitary permanent magnets (PM) through characterization of its unique nonlinear magnetic field. Similar characterization can be applied to the existing symmetric assembly of multiple PMs in the rotors of PM-based spherical actuators. This paper introduces a sensing method that exploits the symmetry of the rotor PM configuration to

Shaohui Foong; Kok-Meng Lee

2009-01-01

297

Retention of configuration in nucleophilic vinylic halide substitution - Proton magnetic resonance spectra of cis- and trans- beta-styryldiphenylphosphine oxides.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cis- and trans-beta-bromostyrene reaction with lithium diphenylphosphide in tetrahydrofuran producing cis- and trans-beta- styryldiphenylphosphine, discussing proton magnetic resonance and configuration retention

Aguiar, A. M.; Daigle, D.

1965-01-01

298

Graphene in high magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carbon-based nano-materials, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes, represent a fascinating research area aiming at exploring their remarkable physical and electronic properties. These materials not only constitute a playground for physicists, they are also very promising for practical applications and are envisioned as elementary bricks of the future of the nano-electronics. As for graphene, its potential already lies in the domain of opto-electronics where its unique electronic and optical properties can be fully exploited. Indeed, recent technological advances have demonstrated its effectiveness in the fabrication of solar cells and ultra-fast lasers, as well as touch-screens and sensitive photo-detectors. Although the photo-voltaic technology is now dominated by silicon-based devices, the use of graphene could very well provide higher efficiency. However, before the applied research to take place, one must first demonstrates the operativeness of carbon-based nano-materials, and this is where the fundamental research comes into play. In this context, the use of magnetic field has been proven extremely useful for addressing their fundamental properties as it provides an external and adjustable parameter which drastically modifies their electronic band structure. In order to induce some significant changes, very high magnetic fields are required and can be provided using both DC and pulsed technology, depending of the experimental constraints. In this article, we review some of the challenging experiments on single nano-objects performed in high magnetic and low temperature. We shall mainly focus on the high-field magneto-optical and magneto-transport experiments which provided comprehensive understanding of the peculiar Landau level quantization of the Dirac-type charge carriers in graphene and thin graphite.

Orlita, Milan; Escoffier, Walter; Plochocka, Paulina; Raquet, Bertrand; Zeitler, Uli

2013-01-01

299

Magnetism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage is part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Windows to the Universe program. It describes the nature and configuration of magnetic fields, which are the result of moving electric charges, including how they cause magnetic objects to orient themselves along the direction of the magnetic force points, which are illustrated as lines. Magnetic field lines by convention point outwards at the north magnetic pole and inward at the south magnetic pole. The site features text, scientific illustrations and an animation. Text and vocabulary are selectable for the beginning, intermediate, or advanced reader.

Team, University C.

2007-12-12

300

Vector Tomography Inversion for the 3D Coronal Magnetic Field Based on CoMP data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic fields in the solar corona dominates the gas pressure and therefore determine the static and dynamic properties of the corona. Direct measurement of the coronal magnetic field is one of the most challenging problems in observational solar astronomy and recently a significant progress has been achieved here with deployment of the HAO Coronal Multichannel Polarimeter (CoMP). The instrument provides polarization measurements of Fe XIII 10747 A forbidden line emission. The observed polarization depends on magnetic field through the Hanle and Zeeman effects. However, because the coronal measurements are integrated over line-of-site (LOS), it is impossible to derive the configuration of the coronal magnetic field from a single observation (from a single viewing direction). The vector tomography techniques based on measurements from several viewing directions has the potential to resolve the 3D coronal magnetic field structure over LOS. Because of the non-linear character of the Hanle effect, the reconstruction result based on such data is not straightforward and depends on the particular coronal field configuration. Therefore we study here what is the sensitivity of the vector tomographic inversion to sophisticated (MHD) coronal magnetic field models. For several important cases of magnetic field configuration, it has been found that even just Stokes-Q and -U data (supplied with 3D coronal density and temperature) can be used in vector tomography to provide a realistic 3D coronal magnetic field configuration. This vector tomograpic technique is applied to CoMP data.

Kramar, M.; Lin, H.; Tomczyk, S.; Inhester, B.; Davila, J. M.

2011-12-01

301

a Toy Model for Scalars in Transient Magnetic Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We consider a special magnetic field, as for example the one in the crust of a magnetar, and solve the Klein-Gordon equation describing scalars evolving in such a configuration. For the wave number inside some computable ranges, the amplitude function of the charged boson is very sensitive to the magnetic field induction, turning from oscillatory to exponentially growing modes along Oz. One can recover the periodic behavior characterized by stationary amplitudes, by adding a self-interaction contribution to the spontaneously broken Lagrangian.

Dariescu, Ciprian; Dariescu, Marina-Aura

302

Magnetic field effects on the motion of circumplanetary dust  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hypervelocity impacts on satellites or ring particles replenish circumplanetary dusty rings with grains of all sizes. Due to interactions with the plasma environment and sunlight, these grains become electrically charged. We study the motion of charged dust grains launched at the Kepler orbital speed, under the combined effects of gravity and the electromagnetic force. We conduct numerical simulations of dust grain trajectories, covering a broad range of launch distances from the planetary surface to beyond synchronous orbit, and the full range of charge-to-mass ratios from ions to rocks, with both positive and negative electric potentials. Initially, we assume that dust grains have a constant electric potential, and, treating the spinning planetary magnetic field as an aligned and centered dipole, we map regions of radial instability (positive grains only), where dust grains are driven to escape or collide with the planet at high speed, and vertical instability (both positive and negative charges) whereby grains launched near the equatorial plane and are forced up magnetic field lines to high latitudes, where they may collide with the planet. We derive analytical criteria for local stability in the equatorial plane, and solve for the boundaries between all unstable and stable outcomes. Comparing our analytical solutions to our numerical simulations, we develop an extensive model for the radial, vertical and azimuthal motions of dust grains of arbitrary size and launch location. We test these solutions at Jupiter and Saturn, both of whose magnetic fields are reasonably well represented by aligned dipoles, as well as at the Earth, whose magnetic field is close to an anti-aligned dipole. We then evaluate the robustness of our stability boundaries to more general conditions. Firstly, we examine the effects of non-zero launch speeds, of up to 0.5 km s-1, in the frame of the parent body. Although these only weakly affect stability boundaries, we find that the influence of a launch impulse on stability boundaries strongly depends on its direction. Secondly, we focus on the effects of higher-order magnetic field components on orbital stability. We find that vertical stability boundaries are particularly sensitive to a moderate vertical offset in an aligned dipolar magnetic field. This configuration suffices as a model for Saturn's full magnetic field. The vertical instability also expands to cover a wider range of launch distances in slightly tilted magnetic dipoles, like the magnetic field configurations for Earth and Jupiter. By contrast, our radial stability criteria remain largely unaffected by both dipolar tilts and vertical offsets. Nevertheless, a tilted dipole magnetic field model introduces non-axisymmetric forces on orbiting dust grains, which are exacerbated by the inclusion of other higher-order magnetic field components, including the quadrupolar and octupolar terms. Dust grains whose orbital periods are commensurate with the spatial periodicities of a rotating non-axisymmetric magnetic field experience destabilizing Lorentz resonances. These have been studied by other authors for the largest dust grains moving on perturbed Keplerian ellipses. With Jupiter's full magnetic field as our model, we extend the concept of Lorentz resonances to smaller dust grains and find that these can destabilize trajectories on surprisingly short timescales, and even cause negatively-charged dust grains to escape within weeks. We provide detailed numerically-derived stability maps highlighting the destabilizing effects of specific higher-order terms in Jupiter's magnetic field, and we develop analytical solutions for the radial locations of these resonances for all charge-to-mass ratios. We include stability maps for the full magnetic field configurations of Jupiter, Saturn, and Earth, to compare with our analytics. We further provide numerically-derived stability maps for the tortured magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune. Relaxing the assumption of constant electric charges on dust, we test the effects of time-variable grain chargin

Jontof-Hutter, Daniel Simon

303

Vlasov Equation In Magnetic Field  

E-print Network

The linearized Vlasov equation for a plasma system in a uniform magnetic field and the corresponding linear Vlasov operator are studied. The spectrum and the corresponding eigenfunctions of the Vlasov operator are found. The spectrum of this operator consists of two parts: one is continuous and real; the other is discrete and complex. Interestingly, the real eigenvalues are infinitely degenerate, which causes difficulty solving this initial value problem by using the conventional eigenfunction expansion method. Finally, the Vlasov equation is solved by the resolvent method.

Biao Wu

1999-09-07

304

An analytic solar magnetic field model  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe a simple analytic model for the magnetic field in the solar corona and interplanetary space which is appropriate to solar minimum conditions. The model combines an azimuthal current sheet in the equatorial plane with an axisymmetric multipole field representing the internal magnetic field of the Sun. The radial component of the field filling interplanetary space is approximately monopolar

M. Banaszkiewicz; W. I. Axford; J. F. McKenzie

1998-01-01

305

On the origin of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

A fresh approach to the theoretical problems raised by observations of solar magnetic fields is outlined. Tentative conclusions are made that the large-scale magnetic field from which Cowling's (1953) hypothetical toroidal field is generated by differential rotation is not itself regenerated by diffusive processes in the sun's outer layers and that this field enters the differentially rotating layer from below

D. Layzer; R. Rosner; H. T. Doyle

1979-01-01

306

Magnetic field effects on microwave absorbing materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of this program was to gather information to formulate a microwave absorber that can work in the presence of strong constant direct current (DC) magnetic fields. The program was conducted in four steps. The first step was to investigate the electrical and magnetic properties of magnetic and ferrite microwave absorbers in the presence of strong magnetic fields. This included both experimental measurements and a literature survey of properties that may be applicable to finding an appropriate absorbing material. The second step was to identify those material properties that will produce desirable absorptive properties in the presence of intense magnetic fields and determine the range of magnetic field in which the absorbers remain effective. The third step was to establish ferrite absorber designs that will produce low reflection and adequate absorption in the presence of intense inhomogeneous static magnetic fields. The fourth and final step was to prepare and test samples of such magnetic microwave absorbers if such designs seem practical.

Goldberg, Ira; Hollingsworth, Charles S.; Mckinney, Ted M.

1991-01-01

307

Full 180° magnetization reversal with electric fields.  

PubMed

Achieving 180° magnetization reversal with an electric field rather than a current or magnetic field is a fundamental challenge and represents a technological breakthrough towards new memory cell designs. Here we propose a mesoscale morphological engineering approach to accomplishing full 180° magnetization reversals with electric fields by utilizing both the in-plane piezostrains and magnetic shape anisotropy of a multiferroic heterostructure. Using phase-field simulations, we examined a patterned single-domain nanomagnet with four-fold magnetic axis on a ferroelectric layer with electric-field-induced uniaxial strains. We demonstrated that the uniaxial piezostrains, if non-collinear to the magnetic easy axis of the nanomagnet at certain angles, induce two successive, deterministic 90° magnetization rotations, thereby leading to full 180° magnetization reversals. PMID:25512070

Wang, J J; Hu, J M; Ma, J; Zhang, J X; Chen, L Q; Nan, C W

2014-01-01

308

Full 180° Magnetization Reversal with Electric Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Achieving 180° magnetization reversal with an electric field rather than a current or magnetic field is a fundamental challenge and represents a technological breakthrough towards new memory cell designs. Here we propose a mesoscale morphological engineering approach to accomplishing full 180° magnetization reversals with electric fields by utilizing both the in-plane piezostrains and magnetic shape anisotropy of a multiferroic heterostructure. Using phase-field simulations, we examined a patterned single-domain nanomagnet with four-fold magnetic axis on a ferroelectric layer with electric-field-induced uniaxial strains. We demonstrated that the uniaxial piezostrains, if non-collinear to the magnetic easy axis of the nanomagnet at certain angles, induce two successive, deterministic 90° magnetization rotations, thereby leading to full 180° magnetization reversals.

Wang, J. J.; Hu, J. M.; Ma, J.; Zhang, J. X.; Chen, L. Q.; Nan, C. W.

2014-12-01

309

Full 180° Magnetization Reversal with Electric Fields  

PubMed Central

Achieving 180° magnetization reversal with an electric field rather than a current or magnetic field is a fundamental challenge and represents a technological breakthrough towards new memory cell designs. Here we propose a mesoscale morphological engineering approach to accomplishing full 180° magnetization reversals with electric fields by utilizing both the in-plane piezostrains and magnetic shape anisotropy of a multiferroic heterostructure. Using phase-field simulations, we examined a patterned single-domain nanomagnet with four-fold magnetic axis on a ferroelectric layer with electric-field-induced uniaxial strains. We demonstrated that the uniaxial piezostrains, if non-collinear to the magnetic easy axis of the nanomagnet at certain angles, induce two successive, deterministic 90° magnetization rotations, thereby leading to full 180° magnetization reversals. PMID:25512070

Wang, J. J.; Hu, J. M.; Ma, J.; Zhang, J. X.; Chen, L. Q.; Nan, C. W.

2014-01-01

310

Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) formation, translation and compression  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given. Experiments on FRC formation and translation into the interior of a metal shell or liner have been conducted at AFRL. Flux exclusion, collimated light, and interferometer data on magnetized plasma injection will be presented. These are a pre-requisite for FRC compression by liner implosion, experiment progress on which will also be presented. FRC translation, capture, and

J. H. Degnan; P. Adamson; D. J. Amdahl; R. Delaney; M. Domonkos; F. M. Lehr; E. L. Ruden; W. Tucker; W. M. White; H. R. Wood; T. C. Grabowski; D. Gale; M. Kostora; J. Parker; W. Sommars; M. H. Frese; S. D. Frese; J. F. Camacho; S. K. Coffey; V. Makhin; N. F. Roderick; T. P. Intrator; G. A. Wurden; P. J. Turchi; W. J. Waganaar; R. E. Siemon; T. J. Awe; B. S. Bauer; S. Fuelling; A. G. Lynn

2010-01-01

311

Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) formation and compression using liners  

Microsoft Academic Search

AFRL and LANL are developing Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) using the Shiva Star capacitor bank at AFRL to implode an Al liner containing an FRC to raise density and temperature. Experiments at LANL and AFRL explore FRC formation and translation. 2D-MHD calculations with MACH2 look at translation, capturing and compressing the FRC. Extended MHD examines FRC rotation. These guide the

J. H. Degnan; P. Adamson; M. Domonkos; E. L. Ruden; C. Grabowski; D. Brown; D. Gale; M. Kostora; D. Ralph; W. Sommars; M. H. Frese; S. D. Frese; D. J. Amdahl; J. F. Camacho; S. K. Coffey; T. P. Intrator; G. A. Wurden; S. C. Hsu; P. Sieck; P. J. Turchi; W. J. Waganaar; R. E. Siemon; T. J. Awe; A. G. Lynn; N. F. Roderick

2008-01-01

312

Sub arcsec evolution of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Context: .The evolution of the concentrated magnetic field in flux tubes is one challenge of the nowadays Solar physics which requires time sequence with high spatial resolution. Aims: .Our objective is to follow the properties of the magnetic concentrations during their life, in intensity (continuum and line core), magnetic field and Doppler velocity. Methods: .We have observed solar region NOAA

Th. Roudier; J. M. Malherbe; J. Moity; S. Rondi; P. Mein; Ch. Coutard

2006-01-01

313

Exploring Magnetic Fields with a Compass  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A compass is an excellent classroom tool for the exploration of magnetic fields. Any student can tell you that a compass is used to determine which direction is north, but when paired with some basic trigonometry, the compass can be used to actually measure the strength of the magnetic field due to a nearby magnet or current-carrying wire. In this…

Lunk, Brandon; Beichner, Robert

2011-01-01

314

Discovery of Magnetic Fields in CPNs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the first time we have directly detected magnetic fields in central stars of planetary nebulae by means of spectro-polarimetry with FORS1 at the VLT. In all four objects of our sample we found kilogauss magnetic fields, in NGC 1360 and LSS 1362 with very high significance, while in Abell 36 and EGB 5 the existence of a magnetic field is probable but with less certainty. This discovery supports the hypothesis that the non-spherical symmetry of most planetary nebulae is caused by magnetic fields in AGB stars. Our high discovery rate demands mechanisms to prevent full conservation of magnetic flux during the transition to white dwarfs.

Jordan, S.; Werner, K.; O'Toole, S. J.

2005-07-01

315

Neutrino Conversions in Solar Random Magnetic Fields  

E-print Network

We consider the effect of a random magnetic field in the convective zone of the Sun superimposed to a regular magnetic field on resonant neutrino spin-flavour oscillations. We argue for the existence of a field of strongly chaotic nature at the bottom of the convective zone. In contrast to previous attempts we employ in addition a model motivated regular twisting magnetic field profile. In this scenario electron antineutrinos are produced through cascades like $\

V. B Semikoz; E. Torrente-Lujan

1998-09-16

316

Differential rotation of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

The connection of the differential rotation of solar magnetic fields with the field sign and strength is studied. The synoptic\\u000a maps of magnetic fields over the last three solar cycles taken at the Kitt Peak Observatory served as input data for the study.\\u000a The algorithm of magnetic field filtering over 14 chosen strengt intervals and successive 5-degree latitude zones was

O. A. Andreyeva; Ya. I. Zyelyk; N. N. Stepanian

2008-01-01

317

Parallel heat transport in integrable and chaotic magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

The study of transport in magnetized plasmas is a problem of fundamental interest in controlled fusion, space plasmas, and astrophysics research. Three issues make this problem particularly chal- lenging: (i) The extreme anisotropy between the parallel (i.e., along the magnetic field), , and the perpendicular, , conductivities ( / may exceed 1010 in fusion plasmas); (ii) Magnetic field lines chaos which in general complicates (and may preclude) the construction of magnetic field line coordinates; and (iii) Nonlocal parallel transport in the limit of small collisionality. Motivated by these issues, we present a Lagrangian Green s function method to solve the local and non-local parallel transport equation applicable to integrable and chaotic magnetic fields in arbitrary geom- etry. The method avoids by construction the numerical pollution issues of grid-based algorithms. The potential of the approach is demonstrated with nontrivial applications to integrable (magnetic island chain), weakly chaotic (devil s staircase), and fully chaotic magnetic field configurations. For the latter, numerical solutions of the parallel heat transport equation show that the effective radial transport, with local and non-local closures, is non-diffusive, thus casting doubts on the appropriateness of the applicability of quasilinear diffusion descriptions. General conditions for the existence of non-diffusive, multivalued flux-gradient relations in the temperature evolution are derived.

Del-Castillo-Negrete, Diego B [ORNL; Chacon, Luis [ORNL

2012-01-01

318

Parallel heat transport in integrable and chaotic magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

The study of transport in magnetized plasmas is a problem of fundamental interest in controlled fusion, space plasmas, and astrophysics research. Three issues make this problem particularly challenging: (i) The extreme anisotropy between the parallel (i.e., along the magnetic field), {chi}{sub ||} , and the perpendicular, {chi}{sub Up-Tack }, conductivities ({chi}{sub ||} /{chi}{sub Up-Tack} may exceed 10{sup 10} in fusion plasmas); (ii) Nonlocal parallel transport in the limit of small collisionality; and (iii) Magnetic field lines chaos which in general complicates (and may preclude) the construction of magnetic field line coordinates. Motivated by these issues, we present a Lagrangian Green's function method to solve the local and non-local parallel transport equation applicable to integrable and chaotic magnetic fields in arbitrary geometry. The method avoids by construction the numerical pollution issues of grid-based algorithms. The potential of the approach is demonstrated with nontrivial applications to integrable (magnetic island), weakly chaotic (Devil's staircase), and fully chaotic magnetic field configurations. For the latter, numerical solutions of the parallel heat transport equation show that the effective radial transport, with local and non-local parallel closures, is non-diffusive, thus casting doubts on the applicability of quasilinear diffusion descriptions. General conditions for the existence of non-diffusive, multivalued flux-gradient relations in the temperature evolution are derived.

Castillo-Negrete, D. del; Chacon, L. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-8071 (United States)

2012-05-15

319

Modification of interdendritic convection in directional solidification by a uniform magnetic field  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because of thermoelectric effects, a local current density appears in the dendritic network during the solidification of a metallic alloy. Thus, when a magnetic field is applied, a Lorentz force is created. Two alloys are solidified directionally in the horizontal configuration under a transverse magnetic field with the result that this force opposes the natural solutal buoyancy force. The experimental

P. Lehmann; R. Moreau; D. Camel; R. Bolcato

1998-01-01

320

A coupling between electric circuits and 2D magnetic field modeling  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method which enables coupling between equations of electric circuits consisting of a lumped element RLC configuration and a magnetic field model is presented. The coupling between the finite-element and the boundary-element methods is used to compute the magnetic field produced by conductors excited by an electric circuit. The conductors involved in this computation may be connected according to any

A. Nicolet; F. Delince; N. Bamps; A. Genon; W. Legros

1993-01-01

321

On the Magnetic Field Profile in a High-Power Planar Magnetron Discharge  

Microsoft Academic Search

A simple analytical model is used to describe the effect of the Hall current on the external magnetic field in a high-power planar magnetron. The model predicts that when the Hall current reaches a sufficient value, the magnetic field profile changes its configuration from transverse (arch) into quasi-longitudinal. According to the model, plasma diamagnetism might be a cause of anomalously

S. N. Abolmasov; A. A. Bizyukov

2005-01-01

322

Magnetic field waves at Uranus  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The research efforts funded by the Uranus Data Analysis Program (UDAP) grant to the Bartol Research Institute (BRI) involved the study of magnetic field waves associated with the Uranian bow shock. Upstream wave studies are motivated as a study of the physics of collisionless shocks. Collisionless shocks in plasmas are capable of 'reflecting' a fraction of the incoming thermal particle distribution and directing the resulting energetic particle motion back into the upstream region. Once within the upstream region, the backward streaming energetic particles convey information of the approaching shock to the supersonic flow. This particle population is responsible for the generation of upstream magnetic and electrostatic fluctuations known as 'upstream waves', for slowing the incoming wind prior to the formation of the shock ramp, and for heating of the upstream plasma. The waves produced at Uranus not only differed in several regards from the observations at other planetary bow shocks, but also gave new information regarding the nature of the reflected particle populations which were largely unmeasurable by the particle instruments. Four distinct magnetic field wave types were observed upstream of the Uranian bow shock: low-frequency Alfven or fast magnetosonic waves excited by energetic protons originating at or behind the bow shock; whistler wave bursts driven by gyrating ion distributions within the shock ramp; and two whistler wave types simultaneously observed upstream of the flanks of the shock and argued to arise from resonance with energetic electrons. In addition, observations of energetic particle distributions by the LECP experiment, thermal particle populations observed by the PLS experiment, and electron plasma oscillations recorded by the PWS experiment proved instrumental to this study and are included to some degree in the papers and presentations supported by this grant.

Smith, Charles W.; Goldstein, Melvyn L.; Lepping, Ronald P.; Mish, William H.; Wong, Hung K.

1994-01-01

323

Preliminary Results of Performance Measurements on a Cylindrical Hall-Effect Thruster with Magnetic Field Generated by Permanent Magnets  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The performance of a low-power cylindrical Hall thruster, which more readily lends itself to miniaturization and low-power operation than a conventional (annular) Hall thruster, was measured using a planar plasma probe and a thrust stand. The field in the cylindrical thruster was produced using permanent magnets, promising a power reduction over previous cylindrical thruster iterations that employed electromagnets to generate the required magnetic field topology. Two sets of ring-shaped permanent magnets are used, and two different field configurations can be produced by reorienting the poles of one magnet relative to the other. A plasma probe measuring ion flux in the plume is used to estimate the current utilization for the two magnetic configurations. The measurements indicate that electron transport is impeded much more effectively in one configuration, implying a higher thrust efficiency. Preliminary thruster performance measurements on this configuration were obtained over a power range of 100-250 W. The thrust levels over this power range were 3.5-6.5 mN, with anode efficiencies and specific impulses spanning 14-19% and 875- 1425 s, respectively. The magnetic field in the thruster was lower for the thrust measurements than the plasma probe measurements due to heating and weakening of the permanent magnets, reducing the maximum field strength from 2 kG to roughly 750-800 G. The discharge current levels observed during thrust stand testing were anomalously high compared to those levels measured in previous experiments with this thruster.

Polzin, K. A.; Raitses, Y.; Merino, E.; Fisch, N. J.

2008-01-01

324

Ion pump using cylindrically symmetric spindle magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For all accelerators and many research and industries, excellent vacuum conditions are required and the highest possible pumping rates are necessary. For most applications the standard ion sputtering pump (ISP) meets these requirements and is optimal for financial point of view also. The physical principle of the ISP is well known and many companies manufacture variety of ISP. Most of them use dipole magnetic field produced by permanent magnet and electric dipole field between the electrodes in which tenuous plasma is created because of interaction of between the relatively fast electrons slow residual gas atoms. Performance of an ISP depends basically on the electron cloud density in between the titanium electrodes but in the available present configurations no consideration has been given to electron confinement which needs a mirror magnetic field. If this is incorporated it will make a robust ISP surely; furthermore, the requirement of constant feeding of high voltage to electrodes for supplying sufficient number of electrons will be reduced too. A study has been performed to create sufficient rotationally symmetric spindle magnetic field (SMF) with inherent presence of magnetic mirror effect to electron motion to confine them for longer time for enhancing the density of electron cloud between the electrodes. It will lessen the electric power feeding the electrodes and lengthen their life-time. Construction of further compact and robust ISP is envisaged herein. The field simulation using the commercially available permanent magnet together with simulation of electron motion in such field will be presented and discussed in the paper.

Rashid, M. H.

2012-11-01

325

Magnetic field evolution from neutron star crust breaking.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Spinning-down (or up) neutron star crusts may be stressed beyond their yield strengths by crust neutron superfluid vortex line pinning. Such stresses may then move crustal plates and the magnetic field imbedded in them. Consequences can include continued magnetic moment decrease in dead spinning-down pulsars. Subsequent spin-up (e.g. by accretion from a companion) can lead to a variety of final spin periods and further reduction in magnetic dipole moment depending upon the initial pulsar magnetic field configuration. If the crust stress is relaxed by large scale cracking events, these could cause pulsar timing glitches with magnitude and recurrence rates near those observed. In old or dead radio pulsars the sudden releases of stored elastic energy could give bursts of X-ray and gamma-rays whose number, energy, and rise time suggest those of gamma-ray burst sources. The surface magnetic field of a spinning-down crust cracking neutron star may break up into large surface patches which move apart from each other but retain the original surface magnetic field. Pulsar spin-down torque observations would then reflect the decrease in average surface dipole field, while the field strength inferred from a cyclotron resonance spectral feature above a platelet would remain high and independent of stellar age.

Ruderman, M.

326

Beam Fields in an Integrated Cavity, Coupler and Window Configuration  

SciTech Connect

In a multi-bunch high current storage ring, beam generated fields couple strongly into the RF cavity coupler structure when beam arrival times are in resonance with cavity fields. In this study the integrated effect of beam fields over several thousand RF periods is simulated for the complete cavity, coupler, window and waveguide system of the PEP-II B-factory storage ring collider. We show that the beam generated fields at frequencies corresponding to several bunch spacings for this case gives rise to high field strength near the ceramic window which could limit the performance of future high current storage rings such as PEP-X or Super B-factories.

Weathersby, Stephen; Novokhatski, Alexander; /SLAC

2010-02-10

327

Bipolar pulse field for magnetic refrigeration  

DOEpatents

A magnetic refrigeration apparatus includes first and second steady state magnets, each having a field of substantially equal strength and opposite polarity, first and second bodies made of magnetocaloric material disposed respectively in the influence of the fields of the first and second steady state magnets, and a pulsed magnet, concentric with the first and second steady state magnets, and having a field which cycles between the fields of the first and second steady state magnets, thereby cyclically magnetizing and demagnetizing and thus heating and cooling the first and second bodies. Heat exchange apparatus of suitable design can be used to expose a working fluid to the first and second bodies of magnetocaloric material. A controller is provided to synchronize the flow of working fluid with the changing states of magnetization of the first and second bodies.

Lubell, Martin S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1994-01-01

328

Electric charge catalysis by magnetic fields and a nontrivial holonomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe a generic mechanism by which a system of Dirac fermions in thermal equilibrium acquires electric charge in an external magnetic field. To this end the fermions should have an additional quantum number, isospin, or color and should be subject to a second magnetic field, which distinguishes the isospin or color, as well as to a corresponding isospin chemical potential. The role of the latter can be also played by a nontrivial holonomy (Polyakov loop) along the Euclidean time direction. The charge is accumulated since the degeneracies of occupied lowest Landau levels for particles of positive isospin and antiparticles of negative isospin are different. We discuss two physical systems where this phenomenon can be realized. One is monolayer graphene, where the isospin is associated with two valleys in the Brillouin zone, and the strain-induced pseudomagnetic field acts differently on charge carriers in different valleys. Another is hot QCD, for which the relevant non-Abelian field configurations with both nonzero chromomagnetic field and a nontrivial Polyakov loop can be realized as calorons—topological solutions of Yang-Mills equations at finite temperature. The induced electric charge on the caloron field configuration is studied numerically. We argue that due to the fluctuations of holonomy, the external magnetic field should tend to suppress charge fluctuations in the quark-gluon plasma and estimate the importance of this effect for off-central heavy-ion collisions.

Bruckmann, F.; Buividovich, P. V.; Sulejmanpasic, T.

2013-08-01

329

Polar magnetic field reversals on the Sun  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The polar magnetic fields on the Sun have been an attractive subject for solar researches since Babcock measured them in solar cycle 19. One of the remarkable features of the polar magnetic fields is their reversal during the maxima of 11-year sunspot cycles. I have present results of the investigations of the polar magnetic field using SOHO-mdi data. It is found, that the polar magnetic field reversal is detected with mdi data for polar region within 78° 88°. The North Pole has changed polarity in CR1975 (April 2001). The South reversed later in CR1980 (September 2001). The total unsigned magnetic flux does not show the dramatic decreasing during the polar reversals due to omnipresent bi-polar small-scale magnetic elements. The observational and theoretical aspects of the polar magnetic field reversals are discussed.

Benevolenskaya, Elena E.

2007-08-01

330

Exploring Magnetic Fields in Your Environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lesson about measuring magnetic field directions of Earth and in the environment. First, learners go outside, far away from buildings, power lines, or anything electrical or metal, and use compasses to identify magnetic North. Next, they use the compasses to probe whether there are any sources of magnetic fields in the local environment, including around electronic equipment such as a CD player and speakers. This is the first lesson in the second session of the Exploring Magnetism teacher guide.

331

Cosmological Magnetic Fields and CMBR Polarization  

E-print Network

A simple introduction to physics of CMBR polarization and the Faraday rotation of the latter in cosmic magnetic field is presented. The content of the lecture is the following: 1. Description of polarization of photons. 2. Polarization field of CMBR. 3. Faraday effect. 4. Cosmic magnetic fields. 5. Faraday rotation of CMBR polarization.

A. D. Dolgov

2005-03-21

332

Representation of magnetic fields in space  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Several methods by which a magnetic field in space can be represented are reviewed with particular attention to problems of the observed geomagnetic field. Time dependence is assumed to be negligible, and five main classes of representation are described by vector potential, scalar potential, orthogonal vectors, Euler potentials, and expanded magnetic field.

Stern, D. P.

1975-01-01

333

Fiber Bragg Grating Magnetic Field Sensor  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we demonstrate experimentally a magnetic field sensor using a fiber Bragg grating. The shift in the Bragg condition as a result of strain applied on the fiber mounted on a nickel base by the magnetic field gives an indirect measure of the field. The proposed method overcomes the need for long fiber lengths required in methods such

K. V. Madhav; K. Ravi Kumar; T. Srinivas; S. Asokan

2006-01-01

334

Efficient gradient field generation providing a multi-dimensional arbitrary shifted field-free point for magnetic particle imaging  

SciTech Connect

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a tomographic imaging modality capable to visualize tracers using magnetic fields. A high magnetic gradient strength is mandatory, to achieve a reasonable image quality. Therefore, a power optimization of the coil configuration is essential. In order to realize a multi-dimensional efficient gradient field generator, the following improvements compared to conventionally used Maxwell coil configurations are proposed: (i) curved rectangular coils, (ii) interleaved coils, and (iii) multi-layered coils. Combining these adaptions results in total power reduction of three orders of magnitude, which is an essential step for the feasibility of building full-body human MPI scanners.

Kaethner, Christian, E-mail: kaethner@imt.uni-luebeck.de; Ahlborg, Mandy; Buzug, Thorsten M., E-mail: buzug@imt.uni-luebeck.de [Institute of Medical Engineering, Universität zu Lübeck, 23562 Lübeck (Germany); Knopp, Tobias [Thorlabs GmbH, 23562 Lübeck (Germany); Sattel, Timo F. [Philips Medical Systems DMC GmbH, 22335 Hamburg (Germany)

2014-01-28

335

Static uniform magnetic fields and amoebae  

SciTech Connect

Three species of potentially pathogenic amoebae were exposed to 71 and 106.5 mT from constant homogeneous magnetic fields and examined for inhibition of population growth. The number of amoebae for three species was significantly less than controls after a 72 h exposure to the magnetic fields when the temperature was 20 C or above. Axenic cultures, i.e., cultures grown without bacteria, were significantly affected after only 24 h. In 20 of 21 tests using the three species, the magnetic field significantly inhibited the growth of amoebae. In one test in which the temperature was 20 C for 48 h, exposure to the magnetic field was not inhibitory. Final numbers of magnetic field-exposed amoebae ranged from 9 to 72% lower than the final numbers of unexposed controls, depending on the species. This research may lead to disinfection strategies utilizing magnetic fields for surfaces on which pathogenic amoebae may proliferate.

Berk, S.G.; Srikanth, S.; Mahajan, S.M.; Ventrice, C.A. [Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States)] [Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States)

1997-03-01

336

Magnetic field sensor for isotropically sensing an incident magnetic field in a sensor plane  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A magnetic field sensor that isotropically senses an incident magnetic field. This is preferably accomplished by providing a magnetic field sensor device that has one or more circular shaped magnetoresistive sensor elements for sensing the incident magnetic field. The magnetoresistive material used is preferably isotropic, and may be a CMR material or some form of a GMR material. Because the sensor elements are circular in shape, shape anisotropy is eliminated. Thus, the resulting magnetic field sensor device provides an output that is relatively independent of the direction of the incident magnetic field in the sensor plane.

Pant, Bharat B. (Inventor); Wan, Hong (Inventor)

2001-01-01

337

Nonlocal heat transport in a stochastic magnetic field  

SciTech Connect

Heat transport in a stochastic magnetic field configuration is shown to be nonlocal. Collisional transport processes, in such a disordered media, cannot always be reduced to a standard diffusion process, and the concept of a diffusion coefficient is meaningless for a wide range of typical tokamak parameters. In the nonlocal regime the relaxation of a gradient is described by an integral equation, involving a nonlocal propagator. This propagator is calculated, and the relation to previous results is elucidated. 15 refs.

Rax, J.M.; White, R.B.

1991-12-01

338

Circular Polarization and Magnetic Fields in Jet Models  

Microsoft Academic Search

The detection of circular polarization in compact synchrotron sources provides new insights into magnetic field configurations\\u000a and the low-energy population of electrons in relativistic jets. Conversion of linear to circular polarization can be stimulated\\u000a by Faraday rotation or turbulence in the source itself. A detailed model for the properties of the radio emission of Sgr A* in the galactic center

Thomas Beckert

2003-01-01

339

Circuitry, systems and methods for detecting magnetic fields  

DOEpatents

Circuitry for detecting magnetic fields includes a first magnetoresistive sensor and a second magnetoresistive sensor configured to form a gradiometer. The circuitry includes a digital signal processor and a first feedback loop coupled between the first magnetoresistive sensor and the digital signal processor. A second feedback loop which is discrete from the first feedback loop is coupled between the second magnetoresistive sensor and the digital signal processor.

Kotter, Dale K. (Shelley, ID) [Shelley, ID; Spencer, David F. (Idaho Falls, ID) [Idaho Falls, ID; Roybal, Lyle G. (Idaho Falls, ID) [Idaho Falls, ID; Rohrbaugh, David T. (Idaho Falls, ID) [Idaho Falls, ID

2010-09-14

340

Magnetic field waves at Uranus  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The proposed research efforts funded by the UDAP grant to the BRI involve the study of magnetic field waves associated with the Uranian bow shock. This is a collaborative venture bringing together investigators at the BRI, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). In addition, other collaborations have been formed with investigators granted UDAP funds for similar studies and with investigators affiliated with other Voyager experiments. These investigations and the corresponding collaborations are included in the report. The proposed effort as originally conceived included an examination of waves downstream from the shock within the magnetosheath. However, the observations of unexpected complexity and diversity within the upstream region have necessitated that we confine our efforts to those observations recorded upstream of the bow shock on the inbound and outbound legs of the encounter by the Voyager 2 spacecraft.

Smith, Charles W.; Goldstein, Melvyn L.; Lepping, Ronald P.; Mish, William H.; Wong, Hung K.

1991-01-01

341

Lattice distortions in magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A study is made of the stability of the possible lattice structures which result from the magnetic-field-induced lattice deformation introduced by Araujo and Khmelnitskii. The deformed lattice may either be the result of a single distortion occurring along a particular direction or of a superposition of distortions in different directions. In a noninteracting electron model the energy variation of the electron system will determine which final lattice structure is the most stable. When electron interactions are considered in the Hartree approximation we find that the energy variation of the electron system alone will not determine which final structure is the most stable. The latter is then imposed by the lattice itself. If the distortion turns out to be unidirectional then the corresponding charge-density wave should be weakly pinned even in the absence of impurities.

Araujo, Miguel A. N.

1996-09-01

342

Extraterrestrial Magnetic Fields: Achievements and Opportunities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major scientific achievements associated with the measurement of magnetic fields in space over the past decade and a half are reviewed. Aspects of space technology relevant to magnetic-field observations are discussed, including the different types of magnetometers used and how they operate, problems arising from spacecraft-generated magnetic fields and the appropriate countermeasures that have been developed and on-board processing

EDWARD J. SMITHAND; Charles Sonett

1976-01-01

343

Femtotesla Magnetic Field Measurement with Magnetoresistive Sensors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The measurement of magnetic fields in the femtotesla (fT, 10-15 tesla) range is important for applications such as magnetometry, quantum computing, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, and magnetoencephalography. The only sensors capable of detecting these very small fields have been based on low-temperature superconducting quantum interference devices operating at 4.2 kelvin. We present a magnetic field sensor that combines a superconducting

Myriam Pannetier; Claude Fermon; Gerald Le Goff; Juha Simola; Emma Kerr

2004-01-01

344

Dynamics of solar magnetic fields. VI  

Microsoft Academic Search

A mathematical model is developed to consider the evolution of force-free magnetic fields in relation to the displacements of their foot-points. For a magnetic field depending on only two Cartesian coordinates and time, the problem reduces to solving a nonlinear elliptic partial differential equation. As illustration of the physical process, two specific examples of evolving force-free magnetic fields are examined

B. C. Low; Y. Nakagawa

1975-01-01

345

Modeling solar force-free magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

A class of nonlinear force-free magnetic fields is presented, described in terms of the solutions to a second-order, nonlinear ordinary differential equation. These magnetic fields are three-dimensional, filling the infinite half-space above a plane where the lines of force are anchored. They model the magnetic fields of the sun over active regions with a striking geometric realism. The total energy

B. C. Low; Y. Q. Lou

1990-01-01

346

Fractal properties of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the spatial properties of solar magnetic fields using data from the Solar Vector Magnetograph of the Marshall Space\\u000a Flight Center (MSFC) (FeI 5250.2 Å) and SOHO\\/MDI longitudinal magnetic field measurements (Ni 6767.8 Å) (96-min full-disk\\u000a maps). Our study is focused on two objects: the fractal properties of sunspots and the fractal properties of the spatial magnetic\\u000a field distribution

B. A. Ioshpa; V. N. Obridko; E. A. Rudenchik

2008-01-01

347

Fractal properties of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the spatial properties of solar magnetic fields using data from the Solar Vector Magnetograph of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) (FeI 5250.2 Å) and SOHO\\/MDI longitudinal magnetic field measurements (Ni 6767.8 Å) (96-min full-disk maps). Our study is focused on two objects: the fractal properties of sunspots and the fractal properties of the spatial magnetic field distribution

B. A. Ioshpa; V. N. Obridko; E. A. Rudenchik

2008-01-01

348

Dynamic Magnetostrictive Response of Heterostructural Magnetoelectric Magnetic Field Sensors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetoelectric (ME) heterostructural laminate composites have recently demonstrated high sensitivity room temperature operation in magnetic field sensing applications. Traditionally, a static (DC) magnetic field is applied to these sensors to enable optimal magnetostrictive response. In this thesis, the non-linear nature of the magnetostrictive response of a ME heterostructure is utilized, by applying a modulation magnetic field, to demonstrate an improvement by a factor of 11.62x in peak sensitivity and by 57.43 dB in 0-Hz signal-to-noise ratio of a sensor consisting of a longitudinally magnetized and transversely poled lamination of Metglas/PZT/Metglas layers in comparison with a conventional DC biased configuration. The ME sensor modulated by an AC magnetic field, tuned to stimulate an electro-magneto-mechanical resonance, in conjunction with a lock-in amplifier further exhibits enhanced environmental noise immunity, 1/f noise mitigation, and does not require a DC magnetic bias field. Combined, these advantages hold promise for the development of miniature ME sensor elements for size- and weight-sensitive applications.

Gillette, Scott Matthew

349

Optimization of magnetic field-assisted synthesis of carbon nanotubes for sensing applications.  

PubMed

One of the most effective ways of synthesizing carbon nanotubes is the arc discharge method. This paper describes a system supported by a magnetic field which can be generated by an external coil. An electric arc between two electrodes is stabilized by the magnetic field following mass flux stabilization from the anode to the cathode. In this work four constructions are compared. Different configurations of cathode and coils are calculated and presented. Exemplary results are discussed. The paper describes attempts of magnetic field optimization for different configurations of electrodes. PMID:25295922

Raniszewski, Grzegorz; Pyc, Marcin; Kolacinski, Zbigniew

2014-01-01

350

In-situ Lorentz TEM cooling study of magnetic domain configurations in Ni2MnGa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Magnetic domain configurations in the ferromagnetic shape memory alloy Ni2MnGa are analyzed by means of Lorentz microscopy and noninterferometric phase reconstruction methods. Domain structures in the cubic phase consist of cross-tie walls in the thinnest portions of the foil, and more complex configurations in thicker regions. At low temperature, the magnetization configurations change as the structure transforms martensitically to a

Marc De Graef; Matthew A. Willard; Michael E. McHenry; Yimei Zhu

2001-01-01

351

Ferroelectric Cathodes in Transverse Magnetic Fields  

SciTech Connect

Experimental investigations of a planar ferroelectric cathode in a transverse magnetic field up to 3 kGs are presented. It is shown that the transverse magnetic field affects differently the operation of ferroelectric plasma cathodes in ''bright'' and ''dark'' modes in vacuum. In the ''bright'' mode, when the surface plasma is formed, the application of the transverse magnetic field leads to an increase of the surface plasma density. In the ''dark'' mode, the magnetic field inhibits the development of electron avalanches along the surface, as it does similarly in other kinds of surface discharges in the pre-breakdown mode.

Alexander Dunaevsky; Yevgeny Raitses; Nathaniel J. Fisch

2002-07-29

352

Magnetic field measurements in tokamak plasmas  

SciTech Connect

The measurement of the poloidal magnetic field in a tokamak plasma from the Zeeman splitting and polarization of the magnetic dipole radiation from heavy ions is discussed. When viewed from a direction perpendicular to the toroidal field, the effect of the poloidal field on the circularly polarized radiation is detectable using a photoelectric polarimeter. The Zeeman splittings for a number of magnetic dipole transitions with wavelengths in the range 2300--9300 A are presented. An imaging polarimeter is proposed that can measure the poloidal magnetic field with space and time resolution.

Feldman, U.; Seely, J.F.; Sheeley,Jr., N.R.; Suckewer, S.; Title, A.M.

1984-11-01

353

Five years of magnetic field management  

SciTech Connect

The extensive publicity of epidemiological studies inferring correlation between 60 Hz magnetic fields and childhood leukemia prompted world wide research programs that have as a goal to determine if low frequency magnetic fields represent any risk for the general population, children or utility workers. While supporting this research effort through EPRI, Con Edison embarked on a technical research program aimed to: characterize magnetic fields as to intensity and variation in time; and investigate practical means to manage these magnetic fields through currently known methods. The final goal of these research projects is to establish viable methods to reduce magnetic field intensity to desired values at reasonable distances from the sources. This goal was pursued step by step, starting with an inventory of the main sources of magnetic fields in substations, distribution and transmission facilities and generating plants. The characterization of the sources helped to identify typical cases and select specific cases, far practical applications. The next step was to analyze the specific cases and develop design criteria for managing the magnetic fields in new installations. These criteria included physical arrangement of equipment based oil calculation of magnetic fields, cancellation effect, desired maximum field intensity at specific points and shielding with high magnetic permeability metals (mu-metal and steel). This paper summarizes the authors` experiences and shows the results of the specific projects completed in recent years.

Durkin, C.J.; Fogarty, R.P.; Halleran, T.M.; Mark, Dr. D.A.; Mukhopadhyay, A.

1995-01-01

354

Studies of strong magnetic field produced by permanent magnet array for magnetic refrigeration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The success of a room temperature magnetic refrigerator (RTMR) depends critically on two essential parts: a high magnetic field and a magnetic refrigerant material with large magnetocaloric effect. A carefully designed hollow cylindrical permanent magnet array (HCPMA) can be used to provide strong magnetic field in the cavity, the magnitude of the resulting static field can be even greater than the remanence magnetization of the magnets comprising a HCPMA. A thorough understanding of the magnetic field distribution will provide an invaluable insight into the design and optimization of HCPMA in the reciprocating and rotary RTMR systems. Here, we show a construction of a 16 piece HCPMA with realistic dimensions and we illustrate the mechanism of generating a high magnetic field in such device. We present an effective way to calculate the field distribution of a permanent magnet array with finite size and an unsymmetrical geometry. Furthermore, detailed numerical results of the magnetic field distribution and its dependence on device dimensions are presented.

Xu, X. N.; Lu, D. W.; Yuan, G. Q.; Han, Y. S.; Jin, X.

2004-06-01

355

Magnetic monopole field exposed by electrons  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The experimental search for magnetic monopole particles has, so far, been in vain. Nevertheless, these elusive particles of magnetic charge have fuelled a rich field of theoretical study. Here, we created an approximation of a magnetic monopole in free space at the end of a long, nanoscopically thin magnetic needle. We experimentally demonstrate that the interaction of this approximate magnetic monopole field with a beam of electrons produces an electron vortex state, as theoretically predicted for a true magnetic monopole. This fundamental quantum mechanical scattering experiment is independent of the speed of the electrons and has consequences for all situations where electrons meet such monopole magnetic fields, as, for example, in solids. The set-up not only shows an attractive way to produce electron vortex states but also provides a unique insight into monopole fields and shows that electron vortices might well occur in unexplored solid-state physics situations.

Béché, Armand; van Boxem, Ruben; van Tendeloo, Gustaaf; Verbeeck, Jo

2014-01-01

356

Swarm: ESA's Magnetic Field Mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Swarm is the fifth Earth Explorer mission in ESA's Living Planet Programme, and is scheduled for launch in fall 2012. The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best-ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution using a constellation of three identical satellites. The mission shall deliver data that allow access to new insights into the Earth system by improved scientific understanding of the Earth's interior and near-Earth electromagnetic environment. After launch and triple satellite release at an initial altitude of about 490 km, a pair of the satellites will fly side-by-side with slowly decaying altitude, while the third satellite will be lifted to 530 km to complete the Swarm constellation. High-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength, direction and variation of the magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer and electric field measurements, will provide the observations required to separate and model various sources of the geomagnetic field and near-Earth current systems. The mission science goals are to provide a unique view into Earth's core dynamics, mantle conductivity, crustal magnetisation, ionospheric and magnetospheric current systems and upper atmosphere dynamics - ranging from understanding the geodynamo to contributing to space weather. The scientific objectives and results from recent scientific studies will be presented. In addition the current status of the project, which is presently in the final stage of the development phase, will be addressed. A consortium of European scientific institutes is developing a distributed processing system to produce geophysical (Level 2) data products for the Swarm user community. The setup of the Swarm ground segment and the contents of the data products will be addressed. In case the Swarm satellites are already in orbit, a summary of the on-going mission operations activities will be given.

Plank, G.; Floberghagen, R.; Menard, Y.; Haagmans, R.

2012-12-01

357

Swarm: ESA's Magnetic Field Mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Swarm is the fifth Earth Explorer mission in ESA's Living Planet Programme, and is scheduled for launch in 2013. The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best-ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution using a constellation of 3 identical satellites. The Mission shall deliver data that allow access to new insights into the Earth system by improved scientific understanding of the Earth's interior and near-Earth electromagnetic environment. After launch and triple satellite release at an initial altitude of about 490 km, a pair of the satellites will fly side-by-side with slowly decaying altitude, while the third satellite will be lifted to 530 km to complete the Swarm constellation. High-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength, direction and variation of the magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer and electric field measurements, will provide the observations required to separate and model various sources of the geomagnetic field and near-Earth current systems. The mission science goals are to provide a unique view into Earth's core dynamics, mantle conductivity, crustal magnetisation, ionospheric and magnetospheric current systems and upper atmosphere dynamics - ranging from understanding the geodynamo to contributing to space weather. The scientific objectives and results from recent scientific studies will be presented. In addition the current status of the project, which is presently in the final stage of the development phase, will be addressed. A consortium of European scientific institutes is developing a distributed processing system to produce geophysical (Level 2) data products for the Swarm user community. The setup of the Swarm ground segment and the contents of the data products will be addressed. More information on Swarm can be found at www.esa.int/esaLP/LPswarm.html.

Plank, Gernot; Haagmans, Roger; Floberghagen, Rune; Menard, Yvon

2013-04-01

358

Swarm: ESA's Magnetic Field Mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Swarm is the fifth Earth Explorer mission in ESA's Living Planet Programme, and is scheduled for launch in fall 2013. The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best-ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution using a constellation of three identical satellites. The mission shall deliver data that allow access to new insights into the Earth system by improved scientific understanding of the Earth's interior and near-Earth electromagnetic environment. After launch and triple satellite release at an initial altitude of about 490 km, a pair of the satellites will fly side-by-side with slowly decaying altitude, while the third satellite will be lifted to 530 km to complete the Swarm constellation. High-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength, direction and variation of the magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer and electric field measurements, will provide the observations required to separate and model various sources of the geomagnetic field and near-Earth current systems. The mission science goals are to provide a unique view into Earth's core dynamics, mantle conductivity, crustal magnetisation, ionospheric and magnetospheric current systems and upper atmosphere dynamics - ranging from understanding the geodynamo to contributing to space weather. The scientific objectives and results from recent scientific studies will be presented. In addition the current status of the project, which is presently in the final stage of the development phase, will be addressed. A consortium of European scientific institutes is developing a distributed processing system to produce geophysical (Level 2) data products for the Swarm user community. The setup of the Swarm ground segment and the contents of the data products will be addressed. In case the Swarm satellites are already in orbit, a summary of the on-going mission operations activities will be given. More information on Swarm can be found at www.esa.int/esaLP/LPswarm.html.

Plank, G.; Floberghagen, R.; Menard, Y.; Haagmans, R.

2013-12-01

359

Magnetic field optimization of permanent magnet undulators for arbitrary polarization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Techniques for improving the magnetic field quality of APPLE II undulators are discussed. Individual block characterization including the inhomogeneities of the magnetization permits a precise prediction of field integrals as required for sorting. Specific shimming procedures adapted to the magnetic design of APPLE II undulators have to be employed in order to meet the stringent requirements of insertion devices in third generation synchrotron radiation sources as demonstrated for BESSY.

Bahrdt, J.; Frentrup, W.; Gaupp, A.; Scheer, M.; Englisch, U.

2004-01-01

360

Study of magnetic configuration effects on plasma boundary and measurement of edge electron density in the spherical tokamak compact plasma wall interaction experimental device using Li sheet beam  

SciTech Connect

Two-dimensional lithium beam imaging technique has been applied in the spherical tokamak CPD (compact plasma wall interaction experimental device) to study the effects of magnetic field configurations on rf plasma boundary in the absence of any plasma current, and also for the measurement of a two-dimensional edge electron density profile. With the present working condition of the diagnostics, the minimum measured electron density can be {approx}1.0x10{sup 16} m{sup -3}; this is considered to be the definition for the plasma boundary. The performance of the lithium sheet beam is absolutely calibrated using a quartz crystal monitor. Experimental results reveal that magnetic field configuration, either mirror or so-called null, critically affects the rf plasma boundary. A sharp lower boundary is found to exist in magnetic null configuration, which is quite different from that in the weak mirror configuration. Theoretical calculations of particle drift orbit and magnetic connection length (wall-to-wall) suggest that only mirror trapped particles are confined within a region where the magnetic connection length is {approx}4.0 m or more. A two-dimensional edge electron density profile is obtained from the observed Li I intensity profile. Overdense plasma formation is discussed from the viewpoint of mode conversion of rf wave into electron Bernstein wave and its dependence on the electron density profile.

Bhattacharyay, R.; Inada, Y.; Kikukawa, T.; Watanabe, S.; Sasaki, K.; Ryoukai, T. [Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Science, Kyushu University, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816 8580 (Japan); Zushi, H.; Hasegawa, M.; Hanada, K.; Sato, K. N.; Nakamura, K.; Sakamoto, M.; Idei, H.; Yoshinaga, T.; Kawasaki, S.; Nakashima, H.; Higashijima, A. [Research Institute of Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816 8580 (Japan); Morisaki, T. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509 5292 (Japan)

2008-02-15

361

SIMULATING MAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE ANTENNAE GALAXIES  

SciTech Connect

We present self-consistent high-resolution simulations of NGC 4038/4039 (the 'Antennae galaxies') including star formation, supernova feedback, and magnetic fields performed with the N-body/smoothed particle hydrodynamic (SPH) code GADGET, in which magnetohydrodynamics are followed with the SPH method. We vary the initial magnetic field in the progenitor disks from 10{sup -9} to 10{sup -4} G. At the time of the best match with the central region of the Antennae system, the magnetic field has been amplified by compression and shear flows to an equilibrium field value of {approx}10 {mu}G, independent of the initial seed field. These simulations are a proof of the principle that galaxy mergers are efficient drivers for the cosmic evolution of magnetic fields. We present a detailed analysis of the magnetic field structure in the central overlap region. Simulated radio and polarization maps are in good morphological and quantitative agreement with the observations. In particular, the two cores with the highest synchrotron intensity and ridges of regular magnetic fields between the cores and at the root of the southern tidal arm develop naturally in our simulations. This indicates that the simulations are capable of realistically following the evolution of the magnetic fields in a highly nonlinear environment. We also discuss the relevance of the amplification effect for present-day magnetic fields in the context of hierarchical structure formation.

Kotarba, H.; Karl, S. J.; Naab, T.; Johansson, P. H.; Lesch, H. [University Observatory Munich, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 Munich (Germany); Dolag, K.; Stasyszyn, F. A., E-mail: kotarba@usm.lmu.d [Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, D-85741 Garching (Germany)

2010-06-20

362

Fine structure of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

The deduction of magnetic fields from chromospheric structure is extended to active regions and transverse fields. Fields independently predicted by these rules from a high resolution Ha filtergram are compared with a high resolution magnetogram. The Ha method has the advantage over conventional magnetograms that it shows transverse fields and relates the fields to the real Sun. It has the

Harold Zirin

1972-01-01

363

Design and Construction of Field Reversed Configuration Plasma Chamber for Plasma Material Interaction Studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) plasma source was designed and constructed to conduct high energy plasma-materials interaction studies. The purpose of these studies is the development of advanced materials for use in plasma based electric propulsion systems and nuclear fusion containment vessels. Outlined within this thesis is the basic concept of FRC plasmoid creation, an overview of the device design and integration of various diagnostics systems for plasma conditions and characterization, discussion on the variety of material defects resulting from the plasma exposure with methods and tools designed for characterization. Using a Michelson interferometer it was determined that the FRC plasma densities are on the order of ~1021 m-3. A novel dynamic pressure probe was created to measure ion velocities averaging 300 km/s. Compensating flux loop arrays were used to measure magnetic field strength and verify the existence of the FRC plasmoid and when used in combination with density measurements it was determined that the average ion temperatures are ~130 eV. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) was employed as a means of characterizing the size and shape of the plasma jet in the sample exposure positions. SEM results from preliminary studies reveal significant morphological changes on plasma facing material surfaces, and use of XRD to elucidate fuel gas-ion implantation strain rates correlated to plasma exposure energies.

Smith, DuWayne L.

364

The mean-field model Phi4: entropy, analyticity, and configuration space topology.  

PubMed

A large deviation technique is applied to the mean-field model Phi4, providing an exact expression for the configurational entropy s(v,m) as a function of the potential energy v and the magnetization m. Although a continuous phase transition occurs at some critical energy vc, the entropy is found to be a real analytic function in both arguments, and it is only the maximization over m which gives rise to a nonanalyticity in s(v)=supm s(v,m). This mechanism of nonanalyticity-generation by maximization over one variable of a real analytic entropy function is restricted to systems with long-range interactions and has--for continuous phase transitions--the generic occurrence of classical critical exponents as an immediate consequence. Furthermore, this mechanism can provide an explanation why, contradictory to the so-called topological hypothesis, the phase transition in the mean-field model need not be accompanied by a topology change in the family of constant-energy submanifolds. PMID:16383715

Hahn, Ingo; Kastner, Michael

2005-11-01

365

Magnetic-field effects in non-magnetic glasses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently, it was found that the multi-component glass a-BaO-Al2O3-SiO2 exhibits unusual magnetic properties at very low temperatures. Thus the question arises whether this is a specialty of that particular glass or a more general phenomenon. We report here on our studies of the magnetic-field dependence of the dielectric properties of the borosilicate glass BK7 which contains only a negligible amount of magnetic impurities. Since this glass also responds sensitively to magnetic fields, our investigations demonstrate that the reaction of glasses to magnetic fields is not caused by magnetic impurities but reflects a more general phenomenon. In addition, we have observed that the variation of the dielectric constant and the loss angle with magnetic field depend on the amplitude of the electric field that is used to measure the glass capacitance. We present the data and discuss possible origins of the magnetic-field phenomena in non-magnetic glasses.

Wohlfahrt, M.; Strehlow, P.; Enss, C.; Hunklinger, S.

2001-12-01

366

Thinned fiber Bragg grating magnetic field sensor with magnetic fluid  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The refractive index of magnetic fluid may be changed by external magnetic field. Therefore, through measuring its refractive index, the intensity of the magnetic field can be obtained. Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is sensitive to the refractive index surrounding its cladding when the diameter of cladding is reduced to a certain degree. In order to prove the sensitivity of the thinned fiber Bragg grating to refractive index, series of experiments, such as the fabrication of thinned FBG, tuning magnetic field and obtaining spectral characterizations, are carried out. After the FBG is etched for 193 minutes by HF solution at 22%, the FBG starts to be sensitive to the surrounding refractive index and the Bragg wavelength decreases sharply with the etching process. The thinned FBG has been packaged to a container filled with MF. Using a tunable magnetic field the refractive index of magnetic fluid could be changed and the Bragg wavelength of FBG shifts correspondingly. Both the wavelength and the light power are sensitive to magnetic field and the sensitivity of wavelength is 2.3 pm/mT at least in the condition of proposed experiment. The obtained results show that the thinned FBG sensor with magnetic fluid could be applicable for magnetic field and current sensing.

Zhou, Ciming; Ding, Li; Wang, Dongli; Kuang, Yaqi; Jiang, Desheng

2011-05-01

367

Magnetic field and radiative transfer modelling of a quiescent prominence  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aims: The aim of this work is to analyse the multi-instrument observations of the June 22, 2010 prominence to study its structure in detail, including the prominence-corona transition region and the dark bubble located below the prominence body. Methods: We combined results of the 3D magnetic field modelling with 2D prominence fine structure radiative transfer models to fully exploit the available observations. Results: The 3D linear force-free field model with the unsheared bipole reproduces the morphology of the analysed prominence reasonably well, thus providing useful information about its magnetic field configuration and the location of the magnetic dips. The 2D models of the prominence fine structures provide a good representation of the local plasma configuration in the region dominated by the quasi-vertical threads. However, the low observed Lyman-? central intensities and the morphology of the analysed prominence suggest that its upper central part is not directly illuminated from the solar surface. Conclusions: This multi-disciplinary prominence study allows us to argue that a large part of the prominence-corona transition region plasma can be located inside the magnetic dips in small-scale features that surround the cool prominence material located in the dip centre. We also argue that the dark prominence bubbles can be formed because of perturbations of the prominence magnetic field by parasitic bipoles, causing them to be devoid of the magnetic dips. Magnetic dips, however, form thin layers that surround these bubbles, which might explain the occurrence of the cool prominence material in the lines of sight intersecting the prominence bubbles. Movie and Appendix A are available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.org

Gunár, S.; Schwartz, P.; Dudík, J.; Schmieder, B.; Heinzel, P.; Jur?ák, J.

2014-07-01

368

FIRST SIMULTANEOUS DETECTION OF MOVING MAGNETIC FEATURES IN PHOTOSPHERIC INTENSITY AND MAGNETIC FIELD DATA  

SciTech Connect

The formation and the temporal evolution of a bipolar moving magnetic feature (MMF) was studied with high-spatial and temporal resolution. The photometric properties were observed with the New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory using a broadband TiO filter (705.7 nm), while the magnetic field was analyzed using the spectropolarimetric data obtained by Hinode. For the first time, we observed a bipolar MMF simultaneously in intensity images and magnetic field data, and studied the details of its structure. The vector magnetic field and the Doppler velocity of the MMF were also studied. A bipolar MMF with its positive polarity closer to the negative penumbra formed, accompanied by a bright, filamentary structure in the TiO data connecting the MMF and a dark penumbral filament. A fast downflow ({<=}2 km s{sup -1}) was detected at the positive polarity. The vector magnetic field obtained from the full Stokes inversion revealed that a bipolar MMF has a U-shaped magnetic field configuration. Our observations provide a clear intensity counterpart of the observed MMF in the photosphere, and strong evidence of the connection between the MMF and the penumbral filament as a serpentine field.

Lim, Eun-Kyung; Yurchyshyn, Vasyl; Goode, Philip, E-mail: eklim@bbso.njit.edu [Big Bear Solar Observatory, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 40386 North Shore Lane, Big Bear City, CA 92314-9672 (United States)

2012-07-01

369

Videomagnetograph studies of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Observations of magnetic field diffusion in weak plage regions have been made using the analog videomagnetograph at the California Institute of Technology. Points of magnetic flux, usually described as ‘vertex points’ of the magnetic network, were found to have a mean lifetime of three to four days, and to disperse primarily by means of two mechanisms: a random walk with

Robert C. Smithson

1973-01-01

370

The Moessbauer effect in homogeneous magnetic field  

E-print Network

We derive the probability of the Moessbauer effect realized by the charged particle moving in the homogeneous magnetic field, or, in accelerating field. The submitted approach represents new deal of the Moessbauer physics. Key

Miroslav Pardy

2014-03-20

371

Magnetic field decay in model SSC dipoles  

SciTech Connect

We have observed that some of our model SSC dipoles have long time constant decays of the magnetic field harmonics with amplitudes large enough to result in significant beam loss, if they are not corrected. The magnets were run at constant current at the SSC injection field level of 0.3 tesla for one to three hours and changes in the magnetic field were observed. One explanation for the observed field decay is time dependent superconductor magnetization. Another explanation involves flux creep or flux flow. Data are presented on how the decay changes with previous flux history. Similar magnets with different Nb-Ti filament spacings and matrix materials have different long time field decay. A theoretical model using proximity coupling and flux creep for the observed field decay is discussed. 10 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

Gilbert, W.S.; Althaus, R.F.; Barale, P.J.; Benjegerdes, R.W.; Green, M.A.; Green, M.I.; Scanlan, R.M.

1988-08-01

372

Observational testing of magnetospheric magnetic field models at geosynchronous orbit  

SciTech Connect

Empirical mode which estimate the magnetic field direction and magnitude at any point within the magnetosphere under a variety of conditions play an important role in space weather forecasting. We report here on a number of different studies aimed at quantitatively evaluating these models, and in particular the Tsyganenko T89a model. The models are evaluated in two basic ways: (1) by comparing the range of magnetic field tilt angles observed at geosynchronous orbit with the ranges predicted for the same locations by the models; and (2) by comparing the observed magnetic field mapping between the ionosphere and geosynchronous orbit (using two-satellite magnetic field conjunctions) with the model predictions at the same locations. We find that while the T89a model predicts reasonably well the basic variation in tilt angle with local time and permits a range of field inclinations adequate to encompass the majority of observed angles on the dawn, dusk, and night sides, it is unable to reproduce the range of inclinations on the dayside. The model also predicts a smaller magnetic latitude range of geosynchronous field line footpoints than the observed two-satellite mapping indicate. Together, these results suggest that the next generation of field models should allow a greater range of stretching, especially in local time sectors away from midnight. It is important to note, however, that any increased range should encompass less-stretched configurations: although there are certainly cases where the models are not sufficiently stretched, we find that on average all magnetic field models tested, including T89a, are too stretched. Finally, in investigating how well the observed degree of field stretch was ordered by various magnetospheric indices, we find that the tilt of the field at geosynchronous orbit is a promising candidate for the incorporation into future models.

Weiss, L.A.; Thomsen, M.F.; Reeves, G.D.; McComas, D.J.

1996-09-01

373

Magnetic Field Seeding through Supernova Feedback  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stellar feedback occurring at small-scales can significantly impact the evolution of galaxies at much larger scales. For example, an appropriate feedback mechanism, including thermal and radiative components, can help regulate star formation, particularly in low-mass galaxies. While feedback models are generally prevalent in numerical simulations, the magnetic component is often neglected. However, measurements of galaxies indicate the presence of fields with a strength on the order of µG. Previous studies have demonstrated the formation of these fields through the amplification of a primordial magnetic field. Here, we describe a self-consistent prescription where magnetic fields are injected in supernova injections, calibrated by observations of magnetic fields in supernova remnants. These fields will then become seeds that evolve by way of mixing and turbulence to result in galactic-scale magnetic fields. As a proof of concept, we apply this method to model the supernova of a single Population III star and trace the evolution of the injected magnetic field. Future studies will apply this prescription to study not only the effects of magnetic fields on galaxy formation and evolution, but also the growth of the magnetized bubbles that form in the IGM.

Koh, Daegene; Wise, John

2015-01-01

374

The Magnetic Field Structure of a Snowflake Divertor  

SciTech Connect

The snowflake divertor exploits a tokamak geometry in which the poloidal magnetic field null approaches second order; the name stems from the characteristic hexagonal, snowflake-like, shape of the separatrix for an exact second-order null. The proximity of the poloidal field structure to that of a second-order null substantially modifies edge magnetic properties compared to the standard X-point geometry; this, in turn, affects the edge plasma behavior. Modifications include: (1) The flux expansion near the null-point becomes 2-3 times larger; (2) The connection length between the equatorial plane and divertor plate significantly increases; (3) Magnetic shear just inside the separatrix becomes much larger; and (4) In the open-field-line region, the squeezing of the flux-tubes near the null-point increases, thereby causing stronger decoupling of the plasma turbulence in the divertor legs and in the main SOL. These effects can be used to reduce the power load on the divertor plates and/or to suppress the 'bursty' component of the heat flux. It is emphasized that the snowflake divertor can be created by a relatively simple set of poloidal field coils situated beyond the toroidal field coils. Analysis of the robustness of the proposed divertor configuration with respect to changes of the plasma current distribution is presented and it is concluded that, even if the null is close to the second order, the configuration is quite robust.

Ryutov, D D; Cohen, R H; Rognlien, T D; Umansky, M V

2008-05-30

375

Heat pulse propagation in chaotic 3-dimensional magnetic fields  

E-print Network

Heat pulse propagation in $3$-D chaotic magnetic fields is studied by solving the parallel heat transport equation using a Lagrangian-Green's function (LG) method. The LG method provides an efficient and accurate technique that circumvents limitations of finite elements and finite difference methods. The main two problems addressed are: (i) The dependence of the radial transport on the magnetic field stochasticity (controlled by the amplitude of the perturbation, $\\epsilon$); and (ii) The role of reversed shear configurations on pulse propagation. In all the cases considered there are no magnetic flux surfaces. However, radial transport is observed to depend strongly on $\\epsilon$ due to the presence of high-order magnetic islands and Cantori that act as quasi-transport barriers that preclude the radial penetration of heat pulses within physically relevant time scale. The dependence of the magnetic field connection length, $\\ell_B$, on $\\epsilon$ is studied in detail. The decay rate of the temperature maximum, $\\langle T \\rangle_{max}(t)$, the time delay of the temperature response as function of the radius, $\\tau$, and the radial heat flux $\\langle {{\\bf q}\\cdot {\\hat e}_\\psi} \\rangle$, are also studied as functions of the magnetic field stochasticity and $\\ell_B$. In all cases, the scaling of $\\langle T \\rangle_{max}$ with $t$ transitions from sub-diffusive, $\\langle T \\rangle_{max} \\sim t^{-1/4}$, at short times ($\\chi_\\parallel t 10^5$). A strong dependence on $\\epsilon$ is also observed on $\\tau$ and $\\langle {{\\bf q}\\cdot {\\hat e}_\\psi} \\rangle$. The radial propagation of pulses in fully chaotic fields considerably slows down in the shear reversal region and, as a result, $\\tau$, in reversed shear configurations is an order of magnitude longer than the one in monotonic $q$-profiles.

D. del-Castillo-Negrete; D. Blazevski

2014-09-10

376

Energy conversion and transfer for plasmas in a magnetic expansion configuration  

SciTech Connect

A two-dimensional axisymmetric particle-in-cell code with Monte Carlo collision conditions has been used to study particle energy transfer in plasmas and conversion in applied magnetic and electric fields appropriate to coaxial acceleration. The research incorporates a computation scheme with: a model of single particle magnetic interactions; a model of single particle interactions in electric and magnetic fields; and a model of multi-particle collisional interactions in order to understand the energy transfer processes and conversion mechanisms of charged plasma particles. This approach predicts electron and ion motions along with their energy variations for physical conditions that occur in the related models; the results allow comparison with experimental data for magnetic field strengths of 0.01–0.05?T and electrode voltages of 22.0–32.0?V. With the incorporation of magnetic and electric field effects on charged particles, the multi-particle model includes electron-neutral ionization collisions, ion-neutral charge exchange collisions, and electron-ion Coulomb collisions. This research presents a new approach to achieve an underlying understanding of the plasma energy transfer and conversion in the external electric and magnetic fields that is not possible using magnetohydrodynamics continuum representations. Results indicate the following innovative conclusions: (1) Radial and azimuthal energies of magnetized electrons are converted into an axial electron energy component in the diverging magnetic field, and the azimuthal kinetic energy of unmagnetized ions is converted into axial and radial components. (2) In electric and magnetic fields, electric field energy is primarily converted into axial kinetic energy of magnetized electrons by the energy transformation effects of magnetic fields, and for unmagnetized ions, the radial kinetic energy component dominates in the conversion of electric field energy. (3) For the collisional plasma, electron kinetic energy tends to increase (or decrease) to a terminal value since electrons lose energy in collisions then gain energy again from the field. Ions acquire most energy directly from the electric field, although part of the electric field energy arrives to the ions by collisions. Further, the ion axial energy component dominates the total ion energy. The collision processes are found to be integral and essential for the conversion of the plasma non-directed energy gain to be converted into the resultant axial energy, the magnitudes of which are found to be in agreement with experimental results.

Cheng, Jiao [Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China); Shanghai Engineering Center for Microsatellites, Shanghai 201203 (China); Tang, Hai-Bin, E-mail: thb@buaa.edu.cn [Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China); York, Thomas M. [Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Department, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States)

2014-06-15

377

Electromagnet configurations for extreme attitude testing in magnetic suspension and balance systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The inclusion of adequate versatility into the electromagnet array configuration requires sizing the electromagnets to satisfy particular absolute force and moment requirements. Magnetic performance of a permanent magnet model core, air cored electromagnet may easily and reliably be computed by using the FORCE program which calculates model forces and moments via representations of the model as an assembly of dipoles and the electromagnets as an assembly of line currents. Some aspects of the performance of an ellipsoidal iron cored model may be inferred from the above under certain circumstances.

Britcher, C. P.

1980-01-01

378

Parker's magnetic field and relativistic jets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We consider the motion of high-energy charged particles (cosmic rays) in Parker's spiral magnetic field. We show that under radial particle ejection from a sphere outside which there is Parker's magnetic field, all of the particles escaping from the sphere are focused either along the field symmetry axis or in the equatorial plane, depending on the field polarity. Based on the results obtained, we propose a possible model that explains the origin of relativistic jets.

Kichigin, G. N.

2014-10-01

379

Modulation of GCR in Various Types of Helispheric Magnetic Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We make an attempt to compare the modulation of galactic cosmic rays (GCR) as the result of various assumptions referred to heliospheric magnetic field (HMF). The steady state version of 3D Parker cosmic ray transport equation (TPE), with drift included, is solved num erically in the spherically symmetric heliosphere. We take into account four cases of the possible magnetic field configuration: standard Parker HMF, Parker field with modifications in polar direction done by Jokippi and K ta (2) and Smith ando Bieber (3) , Fisk type of field (4). In the last one we assume the existence north and south polar coronal holes in the inner corona with central point inclined from the rotation of the Sun. At the polar regions of the heliosphere the isotropic diffusion of GCR is assumed. The results of calculation s will be discussed in detail. The (4) model more reduces an acces s of galactic particles from polar direction into solar system than others.

Kobylinski, Z.; Bochorishvili, T.

380

Magnetic isotope and magnetic field effects on the DNA synthesis  

PubMed Central

Magnetic isotope and magnetic field effects on the rate of DNA synthesis catalysed by polymerases ? with isotopic ions 24Mg2+, 25Mg2+ and 26Mg2+ in the catalytic sites were detected. No difference in enzymatic activity was found between polymerases ? carrying 24Mg2+ and 26Mg2+ ions with spinless, non-magnetic nuclei 24Mg and 26Mg. However, 25Mg2+ ions with magnetic nucleus 25Mg were shown to suppress enzymatic activity by two to three times with respect to the enzymatic activity of polymerases ? with 24Mg2+ and 26Mg2+ ions. Such an isotopic dependence directly indicates that in the DNA synthesis magnetic mass-independent isotope effect functions. Similar effect is exhibited by polymerases ? with Zn2+ ions carrying magnetic 67Zn and non-magnetic 64Zn nuclei, respectively. A new, ion–radical mechanism of the DNA synthesis is suggested to explain these effects. Magnetic field dependence of the magnesium-catalysed DNA synthesis is in a perfect agreement with the proposed ion–radical mechanism. It is pointed out that the magnetic isotope and magnetic field effects may be used for medicinal purposes (trans-cranial magnetic treatment of cognitive deceases, cell proliferation, control of the cancer cells, etc). PMID:23851636

Buchachenko, Anatoly L.; Orlov, Alexei P.; Kuznetsov, Dmitry A.; Breslavskaya, Natalia N.

2013-01-01

381

MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC SHOCK-CLUMP EVOLUTION WITH SELF-CONTAINED MAGNETIC FIELDS  

SciTech Connect

We study the interaction of strong shock waves with magnetized clumps. Previous numerical work focused on a simplified scenario in which shocked clumps are immersed in a globally uniform magnetic field that extends through both the clump and the ambient medium. Here, we consider the complementary circumstance in which the field is completely self-contained within the clumps. This situation could arise naturally during clump formation via dynamical or thermal instabilities, for example, as a magnetic field pinches off from the ambient medium. Using our adaptive mesh refinement magnetohydrodynamics code AstroBEAR, we carry out a series of simulations with magnetized clumps that have different self-contained magnetic field configurations. We find that the clump and magnetic evolution are sensitive to the fraction of the magnetic field aligned with, or perpendicular to, the shock normal. The relative strength of magnetic pressure and tension in the different field configurations allows us to analytically understand the different cases of post-shock evolution. We also show how turbulence and the mixing it implies depends of the initial field configuration and suggest ways in which the observed shock-clump morphology may be used as a proxy for identifying internal field topologies a posteriori.

Li Shule; Frank, Adam; Blackman, Eric G., E-mail: shuleli@pas.rochester.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 (United States)

2013-09-10

382

MAGNETIC FIELD CONFINEMENT IN THE SOLAR CORONA. I. FORCE-FREE MAGNETIC FIELDS B. Fornberg,2  

E-print Network

MAGNETIC FIELD CONFINEMENT IN THE SOLAR CORONA. I. FORCE-FREE MAGNETIC FIELDS N. Flyer,1 B Axisymmetric force-free magnetic fields external to a unit sphere are studied as solutions to boundary value against expansion into the unbounded space. This property as a basic mechanism for solar coronal mass

Fornberg, Bengt

383

The magnetic field of ? Ori A  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic fields play a significant role in the evolution of massive stars. About 7% of massive stars are found to be magnetic at a level detectable with current instrumentation (Wade et al. 2013) and only a few magnetic O stars are known. Detecting magnetic field in O stars is particularly challenging because they only have few, often broad, lines to measure the field, which leads to a deficit in the knowledge of the basic magnetic properties of O stars. We present new spectropolarimetric Narval observations of ? Ori A. We also provide a new analysis of both the new and older data taking binarity into account. The aim of this study was to confirm the presence of a magnetic field in ? Ori A. We identify that it belongs to ? Ori Aa and characterize it.

Blazère, A.; Neiner, C.; Bouret, J.-C.; Tkachenko, A.

2015-01-01

384

High concentration ferronematics in low magnetic fields  

E-print Network

We investigated experimentally the magneto-optical and dielectric properties of magnetic-nanoparticle-doped nematic liquid crystals (ferronematics). Our studies focus on the effect of the very small orienting bias magnetic field $B_{bias}$, and that of the nematic director pretilt at the boundary surfaces in our systems sensitive to low magnetic fields. Based on the results we assert that $B_{bias}$ is not necessarily required for a detectable response to low magnetic fields, and that the initial pretilt, as well as the aggregation of the nanoparticles play an important (though not yet explored enough) role.

T. Tóth-Katona; P. Salamon; N. Éber; N. Tomašovi?ová; Z. Mitróová; P. Kop?anský

2014-09-05

385

Fluctuating magnetic field induced resonant activation.  

PubMed

In this paper, we have studied the properties of a Brownian particle at stationary state in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field. Time dependence of the field makes the system thermodynamically open. As a signature of that the steady state distribution function becomes function of damping strength, intensity of fluctuations and constant parts of the applied magnetic field. It also depends on the correlation time of the fluctuating magnetic field. Our another observation is that the random magnetic field can induce the resonant activation phenomenon. Here correlation time is increased under the fixed variance of the fluctuating field. But if the correlation time (?) increases under the fixed field strength then the mean first passage time rapidly grows at low ? and it almost converges at other limit. This is sharp contrast to the usual colored noise driven open system case where the mean first passage time diverges exponentially. We have also observed that a giant enhancement of barrier crossing rate occurs particularly at large strength of constant parts of the applied magnetic field even for very weak fluctuating magnetic field. Finally, break down of the Arrhenius result and disappearance of the Kramers' turn over phenomenon may occur in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field. PMID:25494726

Mondal, Shrabani; Das, Sudip; Baura, Alendu; Bag, Bidhan Chandra

2014-12-14

386

Fluctuating magnetic field induced resonant activation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we have studied the properties of a Brownian particle at stationary state in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field. Time dependence of the field makes the system thermodynamically open. As a signature of that the steady state distribution function becomes function of damping strength, intensity of fluctuations and constant parts of the applied magnetic field. It also depends on the correlation time of the fluctuating magnetic field. Our another observation is that the random magnetic field can induce the resonant activation phenomenon. Here correlation time is increased under the fixed variance of the fluctuating field. But if the correlation time (?) increases under the fixed field strength then the mean first passage time rapidly grows at low ? and it almost converges at other limit. This is sharp contrast to the usual colored noise driven open system case where the mean first passage time diverges exponentially. We have also observed that a giant enhancement of barrier crossing rate occurs particularly at large strength of constant parts of the applied magnetic field even for very weak fluctuating magnetic field. Finally, break down of the Arrhenius result and disappearance of the Kramers' turn over phenomenon may occur in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field.

Mondal, Shrabani; Das, Sudip; Baura, Alendu; Bag, Bidhan Chandra

2014-12-01

387

An analytical methodology for magnetic field control in unilateral NMR.  

PubMed

Traditionally, unilateral NMR systems such as the NMR-MOUSE have used the fringe field between two bar magnets joined with a yoke in a 'U' geometry. This allows NMR signals to be acquired from a sensitive volume displaced from the magnets, permitting large samples to be investigated. The drawback of this approach is that the static field (B0) generated in this configuration is inhomogeneous, and has a large, nonlinear, gradient. As a consequence, the sensitive volume of the instrument is both small and ill defined. Empirical redesign of the permanent magnet array producing the B0 field has yielded instruments with magnetic field topologies acceptable for varying applications. The drawback of current approaches is the lack of formalism in the control of B0. Rather than tailoring the magnet geometry to NMR investigations, measurements must be tailored to the available magnet geometry. In this work, we present a design procedure whereby the size, shape, field strength, homogeneity, and gradients in the sensitive spot of a unilateral NMR sensor can be controlled. Our design uses high permeability pole pieces, shaped according to the contours of an analytical expression, to control B0, allowing unilateral NMR instruments to be designed to generate a controlled static field topology. We discuss the approach in the context of previously published design techniques, and explain the advantages inherent in our strategy as compared to other optimization methods. We detail the design, simulation, and construction of a unilateral magnet array using our approach. It is shown that the fabricated array exhibits a B0 topology consistent with the design. The utility of the design is demonstrated in a sample nondestructive testing application. Our design methodology is general, and defines a class of unilateral permanent magnet arrays in which the strength and shape of B0 within the sensitive volume can be controlled. PMID:15809175

Marble, Andrew E; Mastikhin, Igor V; Colpitts, Bruce G; Balcom, Bruce J

2005-05-01

388

Homogenization of nanostructured media in magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Problem of homogenization of nanostructured media in magnetic field has been considered. Possibility of introduction of effective material parameters dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability for three classes of media such as magnetic metal nanostructures, film metal-dielectric composite media and 3D-nanocomposites on the base of opal matrices has been investigated. It has been stated that the introduction of effective parameters far from magnetic resonance conditions is possible at millimeter waveband frequencies. Strict introduction of effective magnetic permeability of nanostructured media near magnetic resonance is not possible.

Rinkevich, A. B.; Perov, D. V.

2014-11-01

389

Two-axis magnetic field sensor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A ferromagnetic thin-film based magnetic field sensor with first and second sensitive direction sensing structures each having a nonmagnetic intermediate layer with two major surfaces on opposite sides thereof having a magnetization reference layer on one and an anisotropic ferromagnetic material sensing layer on the other having a length in a selected length direction and a smaller width perpendicular thereto and parallel to the relatively fixed magnetization direction. The relatively fixed magnetization direction of said magnetization reference layer in each is oriented in substantially parallel to the substrate but substantially perpendicular to that of the other. An annealing process is used to form the desired magnetization directions.

Jander, Albrecht (Inventor); Nordman, Catherine A. (Inventor); Qian, Zhenghong (Inventor); Smith, Carl H. (Inventor)

2006-01-01

390

Orientation effects in pulsed magnetic field treatment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the orientation effects on residual stress release by pulsed magnetic field treatment. Specimens are produced by tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding and the initial residual stresses in them are measured by the hole-drilling method. With different orientations these specimens are treated in the same magnetic field and the residual stresses are measured for the second time. By

Cai Zhipeng; Lin Jian; Zhao Haiyan; Lu Anli

2005-01-01

391

A search for weak stellar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

The magnetic fields of normal main sequence stars, supergiants, and mercury-manganese stars were measured in metal lines with the magnetometer of the main stellar spectrograph and in hydrogen lines with the spectropolarimeter at the 6-meter telescope. These data were analyzed statistically with data obtained by other authors. It is concluded that the dipole magnetic fields of the stars studied hardly

Yu. V. Glagolevskij; I. I. Romanyuk; I. D. Najdenov; V. G. Shtol

1991-01-01

392

Magnetic Fields at the Center of Coils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this note we synthesize and extend expressions for the magnetic field at the center of very short and very long current-carrying coils. Elementary physics textbooks present the following equation for the magnetic field inside a very long current-carrying coil (solenoid): B[subscript sol] = µ[subscript 0] (N/L) I, (1) where I is the current, N…

Binder, Philippe; Hui, Kaleonui; Goldman, Jesse

2014-01-01

393

Space Quantization in a Gyrating Magnetic Field  

Microsoft Academic Search

The nonadiabatic transitions which a system with angular momentum J makes in a magnetic field which is rotating about an axis inclined with respect to the field are calculated. It is shown that the effects depend on the sign of the magnetic moment of the system. We therefore have an absolute method for measuring the sign and magnitude of the

I. I. Rabi

1937-01-01

394

The magnetic field of an infinite solenoid  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We use the Biot-Savart law for filamentary currents to show that the magnetic field produced by an infinitely long straight strip of infinitesimal width carrying a uniform transverse surface current can be written in simple geometrical terms. We use this result to calculate the magnetic field of an infinite solenoid of arbitrary but uniform cross-sectional shape.

Espinosa, Olivier; Slusarenko, Viktor

2003-09-01

395

Coulomb crystals in the magnetic field.  

PubMed

The body-centered-cubic Coulomb crystal of ions in the presence of a uniform magnetic field is studied using the rigid electron background approximation. The phonon mode spectra are calculated for a wide range of magnetic-field strengths and for several orientations of the field in the crystal. The phonon spectra are used to calculate the phonon contribution to the crystal energy, entropy, specific heat, Debye-Waller factor of ions, and the rms ion displacements from the lattice nodes for a broad range of densities, temperatures, chemical compositions, and magnetic fields. Strong magnetic field dramatically alters the properties of quantum crystals. The phonon specific heat increases by many orders of magnitude. The ion displacements from their equilibrium positions become strongly anisotropic. The results can be relevant for dusty plasmas, ion plasmas in Penning traps, and especially for the crust of magnetars (neutron stars with superstrong magnetic fields B > or approximately equal 10(14) G ). The effect of the magnetic field on ion displacements in a strongly magnetized neutron star crust can suppress the nuclear reaction rates and make them extremely sensitive to the magnetic-field direction. PMID:19905459

Baiko, D A

2009-10-01

396

Does the solar magnetic field increase?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider measurements of the general magnetic field (GMF) of the Sun as a star at four world observatories from 1968 until\\u000a 1999. We show that, within the error limits, the mean strength of the photospheric magnetic field H (of its longitudinal component, in magnitude) has not changed over the last 32 years. This is in conflict with the recent

V. A. Kotov; I. V. Kotova

2001-01-01

397

Fiber optic magnetic field sensor based on the TbDyFe rod  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present, and experimentally demonstrate, a fiber optic magnetic field sensor for the measurement of a weak alternating magnetic field, based on a TbDyFe rod. The fiber optic magnetic field sensor is constructed in a Michelson interferometer configuration, and the phase-generated carrier demodulation is used to obtain the time-varying phase shift induced by the applied magnetic field. A high sensitivity of up to 3.6 × 10-2 V ?T - 1 (rms) with a resolution of 23 pT/?Hz (rms) at 50 Hz is achieved. Experimental results show that the sensor exhibits excellent linearity and reversibility.

Chen, Feifei; Jiang, Yi

2014-08-01

398

Domain structures in complex 3D magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The numerous magnetic fragments that populate the mixed-polarity, quiet-Sun photosphere give rise to many interesting topological features in the corona. In light of this, much recent work has gone into classifying the configurations that arise from simple, point-source potential-field models in efforts to determine the nature of the quiet-Sun magnetic field. These studies have ranged from systematic and detailed examinations of magnetic fields arising from only a handful of sources, involving classifying the configurations that arise (and how some states may bifurcate into other states), to statistical studies of the overall properties of fields arising from hundreds of magnetic sources. Such studies have greatly increased our understanding of what we might expect the magnetic field over the quiet Sun to behave like; the purpose of the study presented here is to extend this understanding further by examining the structure of the individual domains (the regions in space through which pairs of opposite-polarity sources are connected). In particular, the features of lesser-known domain structures that are absent from fields arising from only a few sources and overlooked by sweeping statistical studies are documented. In spite of the incredible complexity of the coronal field, previous studies have shown that there are only two types of building block in a potential field arising from coplanar point sources: namely, an isolated dome, bounded by a single unbroken separatrix surface, and a separator-ring domain, engirdled by a ring of separators. However, it is demonstrated here how both isolated domains and separator-ring domains may be categorised further depending upon their particular geometrical and topological traits. As many models predict coronal heating at topologically distinct features in magnetic fields such as null points, separators and separatrices, for any such models to be applied to general fields would require a scheme for identifying which topological features are related to a given domain. The study here explores some of the issues that would need to be taken into account by such a scheme, and in particular the problems associated with trying to deduce the properties of a general magnetic field from knowledge of domain footprints alone. Animated 3D-rotational views of some of the figures in this manuscript may be viewed in AVI, MPEG and animated-GIF formats by visiting http://www-solar.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/robertc/animations/blocks.html and following the desired link.

Close, R. M.; Parnell, C. E.; Priest, E. R.

399

Permanent magnet edge-field quadrupole  

DOEpatents

Planar permanent magnet edge-field quadrupoles for use in particle accelerating machines and in insertion devices designed to generate spontaneous or coherent radiation from moving charged particles are disclosed. The invention comprises four magnetized rectangular pieces of permanent magnet material with substantially similar dimensions arranged into two planar arrays situated to generate a field with a substantially dominant quadrupole component in regions close to the device axis. 10 figs.

Tatchyn, R.O.

1997-01-21

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Permanent magnet edge-field quadrupole  

DOEpatents

Planar permanent magnet edge-field quadrupoles for use in particle accelerating machines and in insertion devices designed to generate spontaneous or coherent radiation from moving charged particles are disclosed. The invention comprises four magnetized rectangular pieces of permanent magnet material with substantially similar dimensions arranged into two planar arrays situated to generate a field with a substantially dominant quadrupole component in regions close to the device axis.

Tatchyn, Roman O. (Mountain View, CA)

1997-01-01

401

Solar magnetic fields and the dynamo theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Unlike Earth’s dipolar magnetic fields, solar magnetic fields consist of wide ranges of length-scales and strengths, and interestingly, they evolve in a cyclic fashion with a 22-year periodicity. A magnetohydrodynamic dynamo operating in the Sun is most likely responsible for producing the solar magnetic activity cycle. While the first solar dynamo models were built half a century ago, recent views

M. Dikpati

2005-01-01

402

Dynamical constraints from field line topology in magnetic flux tubes  

E-print Network

A topological constraint on the dynamics of a magnetic field in a flux tube arises from the fixed point indices of its field line mapping. This can explain unexpected behaviour in recent resistive-magnetohydrodynamic simulations of magnetic relaxation. Here we present the theory for a general periodic flux tube, representing, for example, a toroidal confinement device or a solar coronal loop. We show how an ideal dynamics on the side boundary of the tube implies that the sum of indices over all interior fixed points is invariant. This constraint applies to any continuous evolution inside the tube, which may be turbulent and/or dissipative. We also consider the analogous invariants obtained from periodic points (fixed points of the iterated mapping). Although there is a countably infinite family of invariants, we show that they lead to at most two independent dynamical constraints. The second constraint applies only in certain magnetic configurations. Several examples illustrate the theory.

A. R. Yeates; G. Hornig

2011-03-11

403

Plasma Equilibrium in a Magnetic Field with Stochastic Regions  

SciTech Connect

The nature of plasma equilibrium in a magnetic field with stochastic regions is examined. It is shown that the magnetic differential equation that determines the equilibrium Pfirsch-Schluter currents can be cast in a form similar to various nonlinear equations for a turbulent plasma, allowing application of the mathematical methods of statistical turbulence theory. An analytically tractable model, previously studied in the context of resonance-broadening theory, is applied with particular attention paid to the periodicity constraints required in toroidal configurations. It is shown that even a very weak radial diffusion of the magnetic field lines can have a significant effect on the equilibrium in the neighborhood of the rational surfaces, strongly modifying the near-resonant Pfirsch-Schluter currents. Implications for the numerical calculation of 3D equilibria are discussed

J.A. Krommes and Allan H. Reiman

2009-04-23

404

Fields from a relativistic magnetic explosion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Following Prendergast, we study the relativistically expanding electromagnetic fields generated by an axisymmetric explosion of magnetic energy in a small volume. The magnetic field expands uniformly either within a cone or in all directions and it is therefore accompanied by an electric field. In the highly conducting plasma, the charges move to annul the electric field in the frame of the moving plasma. The solutions presented are analytical and semi-analytical. We find that the time-scale for the winding up of the initial magnetic field is crucial, as short time-scales lead to strong radiant fields. Assuming a magnetic field of 1013G emerging from a magnetosphere of 109cm, we end with a jet when confined by a pressure environment that falls more slowly than r-4. The jet carries energy of 1051erg, which is mostly due to differential rotation at the base.

Gourgouliatos, K. N.; Lynden-Bell, D.

2008-11-01

405

Magnetic Fields of Rapidly Rotating Liquid Metal Turbulence at High Magnetic Reynolds Number (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present new magnetic field measurements from a turbulent sodium metal flow in the University of Maryland Three Meter Geodynamo experiment up to magnetic Reynolds number of about 700. Though we have not yet achieved dynamo action (in runs only up to less than half the design speed) we measure internal azimuthal and radial field and external field decomposed in Gauss coefficients up to l=4, m=4 induced from an externally applied axisymmetric poloidal field over a wide range of Rossby number. We explore the role of previously studied hydrodynamic flow transitions on the internal and external field configurations. Though we stir vigorously and achieve fluid Rossby numbers higher than many typical planetary scenarios, many of the the observed transitions involve drifting Rossby waves and zonal flow transitions and may be relevant to understanding planetary and stellar dynamics with more modest differential rotation.

Zimmerman, D. S.; Lathrop, D. P.; Triana, S. A.

2013-12-01

406

Data-based magnetic field models: Present status and future prospects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Empirical magnetic field models are discussed in terms of using models in multi-instrument data analysis. The variety of previous applications of field models are demonstrated. The problems found by using data based models are addressed and the prospects of their future development are outlined. Some issues related to time-dependency of the field configuration are presented.

Pulkkinen, T. I.; Koskinen, H. E. J.; Pellinen, R. J.; Sergeev, V. A.; Tsyganenko, N. A.; Opgenoorth, H. J.; Donovan, E.

1997-01-01

407

Magnetic field amplification in supernova shock precursor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Galactic cosmic rays are believed to be mostly accelerated at supernova shocks. However, the interstellar magnetic field is too weak to efficiently accelerate galactic cosmic rays up to the highest energies. A stronger magnetic field in the preshock region could provide the efficiency required. Cosmic ray streaming instability has been claimed to be responsible for the amplification of precursor magnetic fields. An alternative mechanism has been proposed in which the cosmic ray pressure gradient forms the shock precursor and drives turbulence, amplifying the magnetic field via the small-scale dynamo. We explore this last scenario through 3-D MHD numerical simulations. We show under which conditions an efficient amplification of the magnetic field is achieved.

Del Valle, Maria Victoria; Lazarian, Alex

408

Pure gauge configurations and tachyon solutions to string field theories equations of motion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In construction of analytical solutions to open string field theories pure gauge configurations parameterized by wedge states play an essential role. These pure gauge configurations are constructed as perturbation expansions and to guaranty that these configurations are asymptotical solutions to equations of motion one needs to study convergence of the perturbation expansions. We demonstrate that for the large parameter of the perturbation expansion these pure gauge truncated configurations give divergent contributions to the equation of motion on the subspace of the wedge states. We perform this demonstration numerically for the pure gauge configurations related to tachyon solutions for the bosonic and NS fermionic SFT. By the numerical calculations we also show that the perturbation expansions are cured by adding extra terms. These terms are nothing but the terms necessary to make valued the Sen conjectures.

Aref'eva, Irina Ya.; Gorbachev, Roman V.; Grigoryev, Dmitry A.; Khromov, Pavel N.; Maltsev, Maxim V.; Medvedev, Peter B.

2009-05-01

409

Subnanosecond magnetization dynamics induced by a pulsed magnetic field in diluted magnetic semiconductor quantum wells  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The magnetization dynamics induced by a pulsed magnetic field is investigated by time- and polarization-resolved photoluminescene measurements in (Cd,Mn)Te/(Cd,Mg)Te quantum wells. The magnetization dynamics of Mn2+ ions is found to be strongly dependent on the external static magnetic field. A dynamical response of the magnetization on a subnanosecond time scale is observed at zero static magnetic field, while it drastically slows down and approaches the spin-lattice relaxation time constant for a nonzero static field. Theoretical calculations emphasize the importance of local spin interactions that interplay with the Zeeman interaction for the observed magnetization dynamics.

Chen, Y. S.; Wiater, M.; Karczewski, G.; Wojtowicz, T.; Bacher, G.

2013-04-01

410

Warm inflation in presence of magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

We present preliminary results on the possible effects that primordial magnetic fields can have for a warm inflation scenario, based on global supersymmetry, with a new-inflation-type potential. This work is motivated by two considerations: first, magnetic fields seem to be present in the universe on all scales which rises de possibility that they could also permeate the early universe; second, the recent emergence of inflationary models where the inflaton is not assumed to be isolated but instead it is taken as an interacting field, even during the inflationary expansion. The effects of magnetic fields are included resorting to Schwinger's proper time method.

Piccinelli, Gabriella [Centro Tecnológico, FES Aragón, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Avenida Rancho Seco S/N, Bosques de Aragón, Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México 57130 (Mexico)] [Centro Tecnológico, FES Aragón, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Avenida Rancho Seco S/N, Bosques de Aragón, Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México 57130 (Mexico); Sánchez, Ángel [Department of Physics, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 (United States); Ayala, Alejandro; Mizher, Ana Julia [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-543, México Distrito Federal 04510 (Mexico)] [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-543, México Distrito Federal 04510 (Mexico)

2013-07-23

411

Magnetic Field Disturbances Associated with changes in Lithologic Stress  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In August 2013 demolition by implosion of a multistory building on the campus of California State University East Bay (CSUEB) provided a strong seismic wave source. Anticipating that this event might provide an opportunity to acquire measurements of magnetic phenomena that could be associated with temporal changes in the lithologic stress regime, we placed several total-field magnetometers in the vicinity of CSUEB. The proximity of the implosion site to the active trace of the Hayward Fault provided additional incentive to measure any magnetic response to the propagation of seismic waves. The instruments used at the implosion site included three total-field cesium vapor magnetometers. These were distributed so as to acquire measurements within 200 m of the implosion site and to straddle the Hayward fault. This experiment also used the total magnetic field measurements acquired at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (JRBP) cesium vapor magnetometer in the foothills behind Stanford University, some 20 km from the implosion site, as a distant reference. All magnetometers were configured to sample at a rate of 10 Hz and were synchronized to better that 1 mSec relative to GPS time. The Magnetic field measurements were coordinated with seismic motion measurements recorded at approximately 600 residential seismic stations and several multichannel seismographs located around the demolition site. Magnetic phenomena that may be associated with lithologic stress phenomena are compared to the seismic measurements in an effort to the observe correlations between lithologic stress and the generation of an anomalous magnetic field. The coherence of the magnetic and seismic events should provide insight into the character of possible earthquake precursor magnetic signals.

Johnston, J. M.; Budker, D.; Johnson, R. M.; Tchernychev, M.; Craig, M. S.

2013-12-01

412

A simple optical configuration for cell tracking by dark-field microscopy.  

PubMed

We describe a simple optical configuration for dark-field microscopy at low magnification, realized with the use of standard microscope components. An inherent high contrast makes this method attractive for computer-assisted tracking and counting of microorganisms. We applied this setup for dark-field microscopy to measure the speed of migrating Dictyostelium amoebae. PMID:24950007

Antolovi?, Vlatka; Marinovi?, Maja; Fili?, Vedrana; Weber, Igor

2014-09-01

413

Field Mapping System for Solenoid Magnet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A three-dimensional Hall probe mapping system for measuring the solenoid magnet of PLS photo-cathode RF e-gun has been developed. It can map the solenoid field either in Cartesian or in cylindrical coordinate system with a measurement reproducibility better than 5 × 10-5 T. The system has three axis motors: one for the azimuthal direction and the other two for the x and z direction. This architecture makes the measuring system simple in fabrication. The magnetic center was calculated using the measured axial component of magnetic field Bz in Cartesian coordinate system because the accuracy of magnetic axis measurement could be improved significantly by using Bz, instead of the radial component of magnetic field Br. This paper describes the measurement system and summarizes the measurement results for the solenoid magnetic of PLS photo-cathode RF e-gun.

Park, K. H.; Jung, Y. K.; Kim, D. E.; Lee, H. G.; Park, S. J.; Chung, C. W.; Kang, B. K.

2007-01-01

414

Magnetic fields in noninvasive brain stimulation.  

PubMed

The idea that magnetic fields could be used therapeutically arose 2000 years ago. These therapeutic possibilities were expanded after the discovery of electromagnetic induction by the Englishman Michael Faraday and the American Joseph Henry. In 1896, Arsène d'Arsonval reported his experience with noninvasive brain magnetic stimulation to the scientific French community. In the second half of the 20th century, changing magnetic fields emerged as a noninvasive tool to study the nervous system and to modulate neural function. In 1985, Barker, Jalinous, and Freeston presented transcranial magnetic stimulation, a relatively focal and painless technique. Transcranial magnetic stimulation has been proposed as a clinical neurophysiology tool and as a potential adjuvant treatment for psychiatric and neurologic conditions. This article aims to contextualize the progress of use of magnetic fields in the history of neuroscience and medical sciences, until 1985. PMID:23787954

Vidal-Dourado, Marcos; Conforto, Adriana Bastos; Caboclo, Luis Otávio Sales Ferreira; Scaff, Milberto; Guilhoto, Laura Maria de Figueiredo Ferreira; Yacubian, Elza Márcia Targas

2014-04-01

415

Origin of magnetic fields in galaxies  

SciTech Connect

Microgauss magnetic fields are observed in all galaxies at low and high redshifts. The origin of these intense magnetic fields is a challenging question in astrophysics. We show here that the natural plasma fluctuations in the primordial Universe (assumed to be random), predicted by the fluctuation -dissipation theorem, predicts {approx}0.034 {mu}G fields over {approx}0.3 kpc regions in galaxies. If the dipole magnetic fields predicted by the fluctuation-dissipation theorem are not completely random, microgauss fields over regions > or approx. 0.34 kpc are easily obtained. The model is thus a strong candidate for resolving the problem of the origin of magnetic fields in < or approx. 10{sup 9} years in high redshift galaxies.

Souza, Rafael S. de; Opher, Reuven [IAG, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao 1226, Cidade Universitaria, CEP 05508-900, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

2010-03-15

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Probing Primordial Magnetic Fields Using Ly? Clouds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From previous studies of the effect of primordial magnetic fields on early structure formation, we know that the presence of primordial magnetic fields during early structure formation could induce more perturbations at small scales (at present 1-10 h -1 Mpc) as compared to the usual ?CDM theory. Matter power spectra over these scales are effectively probed by cosmological observables such as shear correlation and Ly? clouds. In this paper we discuss the implications of primordial magnetic fields on the distribution of Ly? clouds. We simulate the line-of-sight density fluctuation including the contribution coming from the primordial magnetic fields. We compute the evolution of Ly? opacity for this case and compare our theoretical estimates of Ly? opacity with the existing data to constrain the parameters of the primordial magnetic fields. We also discuss the case when the two density fields are correlated. Our analysis yields an upper bound of roughly 0.3-0.6 nG on the magnetic field strength for a range of nearly scale-invariant models, corresponding to a magnetic field power spectrum index n ~= -3.

Pandey, Kanhaiya L.; Sethi, Shiv K.

2013-01-01

417

Magnetic-field-controlled reconfigurable semiconductor logic.  

PubMed

Logic devices based on magnetism show promise for increasing computational efficiency while decreasing consumed power. They offer zero quiescent power and yet combine novel functions such as programmable logic operation and non-volatile built-in memory. However, practical efforts to adapt a magnetic device to logic suffer from a low signal-to-noise ratio and other performance attributes that are not adequate for logic gates. Rather than exploiting magnetoresistive effects that result from spin-dependent transport of carriers, we have approached the development of a magnetic logic device in a different way: we use the phenomenon of large magnetoresistance found in non-magnetic semiconductors in high electric fields. Here we report a device showing a strong diode characteristic that is highly sensitive to both the sign and the magnitude of an external magnetic field, offering a reversible change between two different characteristic states by the application of a magnetic field. This feature results from magnetic control of carrier generation and recombination in an InSb p-n bilayer channel. Simple circuits combining such elementary devices are fabricated and tested, and Boolean logic functions including AND, OR, NAND and NOR are performed. They are programmed dynamically by external electric or magnetic signals, demonstrating magnetic-field-controlled semiconductor reconfigurable logic at room temperature. This magnetic technology permits a new kind of spintronic device, characterized as a current switch rather than a voltage switch, and provides a simple and compact platform for non-volatile reconfigurable logic devices. PMID:23364687

Joo, Sungjung; Kim, Taeyueb; Shin, Sang Hoon; Lim, Ju Young; Hong, Jinki; Song, Jin Dong; Chang, Joonyeon; Lee, Hyun-Woo; Rhie, Kungwon; Han, Suk Hee; Shin, Kyung-Ho; Johnson, Mark

2013-02-01

418

External-field-free magnetic biosensor  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, we report a magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) detection scheme without the presence of any external magnetic field. The proposed magnetic sensor uses a patterned groove structure within the sensor so that no external magnetic field is needed to magnetize the MNPs. An example is given based on a giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensing device with a spin valve structure. For this structure, the detection of MNPs located inside the groove and near the free layer is demonstrated under no external magnetic field. Micromagnetic simulations are performed to calculate the signal to noise level of this detection scheme. A maximum signal to noise ratio (SNR) of 18.6?dB from one iron oxide magnetic nanoparticle with 8?nm radius is achieved. As proof of concept, this external-field-free GMR sensor with groove structure of 200?nm?×?200?nm is fabricated using a photo and an electron beam integrated lithography process. Using this sensor, the feasibility demonstration of the detection SNR of 9.3?dB is achieved for 30??l magnetic nanoparticles suspension (30?nm iron oxide particles, 1?mg/ml). This proposed external-field-free sensor structure is not limited to GMR devices and could be applicable to other magnetic biosensing devices.

Li, Yuanpeng; Wang, Yi; Klein, Todd; Wang, Jian-Ping, E-mail: jpwang@umn.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States)

2014-03-24

419

External-field-free magnetic biosensor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we report a magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) detection scheme without the presence of any external magnetic field. The proposed magnetic sensor uses a patterned groove structure within the sensor so that no external magnetic field is needed to magnetize the MNPs. An example is given based on a giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensing device with a spin valve structure. For this structure, the detection of MNPs located inside the groove and near the free layer is demonstrated under no external magnetic field. Micromagnetic simulations are performed to calculate the signal to noise level of this detection scheme. A maximum signal to noise ratio (SNR) of 18.6 dB from one iron oxide magnetic nanoparticle with 8 nm radius is achieved. As proof of concept, this external-field-free GMR sensor with groove structure of 200 nm × 200 nm is fabricated using a photo and an electron beam integrated lithography process. Using this sensor, the feasibility demonstration of the detection SNR of 9.3 dB is achieved for 30 ?l magnetic nanoparticles suspension (30 nm iron oxide particles, 1 mg/ml). This proposed external-field-free sensor structure is not limited to GMR devices and could be applicable to other magnetic biosensing devices.

Li, Yuanpeng; Wang, Yi; Klein, Todd; Wang, Jian-Ping

2014-03-01

420

Polytropic models of filamentary interstellar clouds - II. Helical magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study the properties of magnetized cylindrical polytropes as models for interstellar filamentary clouds, extending the analysis presented in a companion paper. We formulate the general problem of magnetostatic equilibrium in the presence of a helical magnetic field, with the aim of determining the degree of support or compression resulting from the magnetization of the cloud. We derive scale-free solutions appropriate to describe the properties of the envelopes of filaments at radii larger than the flat-density region. In these solutions, the polytropic exponent determines the radial profiles of the density and the magnetic field. The latter decreases with radius less steeply than the density, and field lines are helices twisted over cylindrical surfaces. A soft equation of state supports magnetic configurations that preferentially compress and confine the filament, whereas in the isothermal limit the field provides support. For each value of the polytropic exponent, the Lorentz force is directed outwards or inwards depending on whether the pitch angle is below or above some critical value which is a function of the polytropic exponent only.

Toci, Claudia; Galli, Daniele

2015-01-01

421

Magnetic field controlled FZ single crystal growth of intermetallic compounds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Intermetallic rare-earth-transition-metal compounds with their coexistence of magnetic ordering and superconductivity are still of great scientific interest. The crystal growth of bulk single crystals is very often unsuccessful due to an unfavorable solid-liquid interface geometry enclosing concave fringes. The aim of the work is the contactless control of heat and material transport during floating-zone single crystal growth of intermetallic compounds. This control is provided by a tailored design of the electromagnetic field and the resulting electromagnetically driven convection. Numerical simulations for the determination of the electromagnetic field configuration induced by the RF heater coil and the solution of the coupled heat and hydrodynamic equations were done for the model substance Ni with and without additional magnetic field. As a result, an innovative magnetic two-phase stirrer system has been developed which enables the controlled influence on the melt ranging from intensive inwards/outwards flows to flows almost at rest. The selection of parameters necessary for the desired fluid flow is determined from numerical simulation. The basis for the calculations are the process-related fluid flow conditions which are determined by the mode of heating, heat radiation at the free surface and material parameters. This treatment of the problem leads to the customised magnetic field for the special intermetallic compound. The application of the new magnetic system leads to a distinct improvement of the solid-liquid interface validated on experiments with the model substance Nickel.

Hermann, R.; Behr, G.; Gerbeth, G.; Priede, J.; Uhlemann, H.-J.; Fischer, F.; Schultz, L.

2005-02-01

422

Black hole spin evolution affected by magnetic field decay  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Black holes are spun up by accreting matter and possibly spun down by magnetic fields. In our work we consider the effect on black hole rotation of the two electromagnetic processes, Blandford-Znajek and direct magnetic link, that differ in their magnetic field configuration. The efficiency of these processes varies with mass accretion rate and accretion regime and generally result in an equilibrium spin parameter in the range from 0.35 to ˜0.98. Magnetic field loses its energy while being accreted that may lead to an increase in equilibrium Kerr parameter for the case of advection-dominated disc. We find magnetic field decay can decrease electromagnetic term significantly thus increasing the Kerr parameter. We have performed Monte Carlo simulations for a supermassive black hole population. Our simulations show broad distributions in Kerr parameter (0.1 ? a ? 0.98) with a peak at a ˜ 0.6. To explain the high observational Kerr parameter values of a ? 0.9, episodes of supercritical accretion are required. This implication does not however take into account black hole mergers (that play an important role for supermassive black hole evolution).

Chashkina, Anna; Abolmasov, Pavel

2015-01-01

423

The effect of anisotropic heat transport on magnetic islands in 3-D configurations  

SciTech Connect

An analytic theory of nonlinear pressure-induced magnetic island formation using a boundary layer analysis is presented. This theory extends previous work by including the effects of finite parallel heat transport and is applicable to general three dimensional magnetic configurations. In this work, particular attention is paid to the role of finite parallel heat conduction in the context of pressure-induced island physics. It is found that localized currents that require self-consistent deformation of the pressure profile, such as resistive interchange and bootstrap currents, are attenuated by finite parallel heat conduction when the magnetic islands are sufficiently small. However, these anisotropic effects do not change saturated island widths caused by Pfirsch-Schlueter current effects. Implications for finite pressure-induced island healing are discussed.

Schlutt, M. G.; Hegna, C. C. [University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1500 Engineering Drive, 510 ERB, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

2012-08-15

424

Magnetic field corrections to solar oscillation frequencies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It is argued that the frequencies of both the solar p- and g-modes of oscillation are modified by a magnetic field. In particular, the decrease in p-mode frequencies is attributed to a magnetic field within the solar interior evolving over the solar cycle. Field strengths at the base of the convection zone of at least 500,000 G are required.

Roberts, B.; Campbell, W. R.

1986-01-01

425

Effects of Traveling Magnetic Field on Dynamics of Solidification  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Lorentz body force induced in electrically conducting fluids can be utilized for a number of materials processing technologies. An application of strong static magnetic fields can be beneficial for damping convection present during solidification. On the other hand, alternating magnetic fields can be used to reduce as well as to enhance convection. However, only special types of time dependent magnetic fields can induce a non-zero time averaged Lorentz force needed for convection control. One example is the rotating magnetic field. This field configuration induces a swirling flow in circular containers. Another example of a magnetic field configuration is the traveling magnetic field (TMF). It utilizes axisymmetric magnetostatic waves. This type of field induces an axial recirculating flow that can be advantageous for controlling axial mass transport, such as during solidification in long cylindrical tubes. Incidentally, this is the common geometry for crystal growth research. The Lorentz force induced by TMF can potentially counter-balance the buoyancy force, diminishing natural convection, or even setting up the flow in reverse direction. Crystal growth process in presence of TMF can be then significantly modified. Such properties as the growth rate, interface shape and macro segregation can be affected and optimized. Melt homogenization is the other potential application of TMF. It is a necessary step prior to solidification. TMF can be attractive for this purpose, as it induces a basic flow along the axis of the ampoule. TMF can be a practical alloy mixing method especially suited for solidification research in space. In the theoretical part of this work, calculations of the induced Lorentz force in the whole frequency range have been completed. The basic flow characteristics for the finite cylinder geometry are completed and first results on stability analysis for higher Reynolds numbers are obtained. A theoretical model for TMF mixing is also developed. In the experimental part, measurements of flow induced by TMF in a column of mercury (Hg) are presented. Also, an alloy mixing of Bi-Sn of the eutectic composition is demonstrated. A traveling magnetic field of 4mT at 3kHz applied for 120 minutes is found to be sufficient to homogenize an alloy enclosed in a 1cm diameter and 12 cm long tube.

2003-01-01