Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics Laboratory - UMR 5509

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The von Kármán - Plasma experiment

The von Kármán - Plasma experiment

We investigate the dynamics of a von Karman plasma (VKP) flow, a flow in a cylindrical cavity between rotating discs. In close collaboration with the team of Nicolas Plihon (Physics Lab, ENS-Lyon), experiments and simulations are carried out to understand the interaction between a magnetic field and a plasma for a wide range of Prandtl and Reynolds numbers.

Staff involved: W. Bos, F. Godeferd. Collaboration : N. Plihon (LP ÉNSL)



Plihon N, Bousselin G, Palermo F, et al. Flow dynamics and magnetic induction in the von-Karman plasma experiment. J. Plasma Phys.. 2015;81:345810102.