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Plasma Simulation and Experiment Compared

Caption: (a) This is a sequence of visible fast camera images of a CHI discharge inside NSTX. The top image shows the expansion of the CHI discharge one thousandth of a second after it is initiated. As shown in the third frame, within three thousandths of a second the plasma has fully filled the vessel; (b) the magnetic structure of a bubble in NSTX as simulated by the NIMROD code.

Credit: Fatima Ebrahimi, Roger Raman, and Edwin Bick Hooper

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