SMOLA device for helical mirror concept exploration

Anton V. Sudnikov, Aleksey D. Beklemishev, Vladimir V. Postupaev, Aleksandr V. Burdakov, Ivan A. Ivanov, Natalia G. Vasilyeva, Konstantin N. Kuklin, Eugeny N. Sidorov

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Novel concept of the longitudinal plasma flow suppression by active plasma pumping in helicoidal magnetic field in mirror traps was proposed recently. Concept exploration device SMOLA is now being constructed to prove the possibility of the suppression and determine basic scalings of ist effectiveness. Technical solutions of the SMOLA device are described in the article. Vacuum system, magnetic system, plasma source and the source of the radial electric field are discussed. Estimations of the biasing required for optimal confinement are given. Physical program fort he first experiments is also proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-93
Number of pages8
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


  • Helical mirror
  • Open traps
  • Plasma rotation


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