Publications Describing Device

Containing plasma physics: A disciplinary history, 1950-1980

Annual Report, October 1, 1978-September 30, 1979


Q-1 was a linear alkali-metal-ion plasma device operated at PPPL. It was used to study the effects of the instabilities caused by impurities (for example, cesium ions) injected in the plasma. It had a length of 1.2 m and a radius of 0.1 m. It was able of producing magnetic fields up to 0.7 T and achieved temperatures up to 3 eV.

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In Operation

1960 - 1980