Basic machine parameters

Parameter Typical range
Magnetic field 400 - 2500 Gauss
Density 10^11 - 4.0x10^12 (per cc)
Electron temperature 0.5 - 8.0 eV
Ion temperature 0.5 - 1.5 eV
Ion species He, Ne, Ar
Plasma repetition rate 1 Hz
Plasma pulse duration 5 - 15 x 10^-3 s

Select machine parameters

For helium, 2.0x10^12/cc, 1.0kG, Te=6eV, Ti=1.0eV

Parameter Value
Debye length 1.3x10^-3 cm
Alfven speed 7.7x10^7 cm/s
Electron plasma frequency 12 GHz
Electron cyclotron frequency 2.8 GHz
Electron Larmour radius 5.8x10^-3 cm
Electron thermal speed 1.0x10^8 cm/s
Electron inertial length 3.8x10^-1 cm
Alfven speed 7.7x10^7 cm/s
Ion plasma frequency 149 MHz
Ion cyclotron frequency 384 KHz
Ion Larmour radius 2.0x10^-1 cm
Ion thermal speed 4.9x10^5 cm/s
Ion inertial length 32 cm
Ion sound speed 1.2x10^6 cm/s