THE BASIC PLASMA SCIENCE FACILITY
The Large Plasma Device (LAPD) is housed at UCLA and uses a highly reproducible, magnetized plasma source. The plasma device is operated round-the-clock providing research-grade plasmas at a 1 Hz repetition rate, and having a wide range of possible parameter choices under the user's control.
A Projection of magnetic field lines onto the plane centered z=94.8 cm from the targets. The data were derived from vector magnetic field measurements taken on five planes at distances ranging from 31.5 to 284.4 cm from the targets.
COLLIDING LASER PLASMA EXPERIMENT
Three dimensional field lines taken from a volumetric data set in an experiment in which two laser produced plasmas collide. Data was acquired at 30,000 locations in a 3D volume in the LAPD device. Shown are the magnetic fields due to Alfven wave currents.