New experimental results on magnetic compression and transport of low-temperature arc plasma are presented. In the experiments, the transport efficiency of the plasma stream in a multiple-mirror configuration was compared with the same in a uniform solenoidal field. The magnetic compression ratio of the plasma stream varied from 5 to 60 at the initial diameter of 5 cm. As the result, the plasma with (1 - 4)×1020 m-3 density at the axis was obtained at ∼3 m distance from the plasma source. Theory predicted that a multiple-mirror magnetic field should not significantly decelerate and weaken collisional plasma. The experiment confirmed this prediction. In the presented work, we simulated the baseline scenario of GOL-NB filling by cold start plasma.
- MULTIMIRROR TRAP GOL-3
- HIGH-DENSITY PLASMA