Dr. Timothy Gray
Magnetic fluctuation studies on SSX: merging and selective decay
The Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment (SSX) is a flexible facility to study merging, reconnection, and relaxation in a variety of flux conserving boundaries. Fluctuations during the relaxation process in a very long flux conserving cylinder will be discussed. In addition, simulation and experimental results from merging studies in a more prolate flux conserver will be presented.