## Adil Hassam |

- A. B. Hassam, "Steady State Centrifugally Confined Plasmas for Fusion," Comments in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 18, 263 (1997).
- A. B. Hassam, "Poloidal Rotation of Tokamak Plasmas at Super Poloidal-Sonic Speeds," Nucl. Fusion 36, 707 (1996).
- A. B. Hassam, T. M. Antonsen, J. F. Drake, P. N. Guzdar, C. S. Liu, D. R. McCarthy, and F. L. Waelbroeck, "Spontaneous and Driven Perpendicular Rotation in Tokamaks," Phys. Fluids B 2519 (1993).
- A. B. Hassam, "Reconnection of Stressed Magnetic Fields," Ap. J. 399, 159 (1992).
- A. B. Hassam, T. M. Antonsen J. F. Drake, and C. S. Liu, "Spontaneous Poloidal Spin-Up of Tokamaks and the Transition to H-mode," Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 309 (1991).
- A. B. Hassam, "Stabilization of Tokamak Microturbulence by Driven Poloidal Rotation," Comments in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 14, 275, (1991).
- A. B. Hassam, "Nonlinear Stabilization of the Rayleigh-Taylor Instability by External Velocity Shear," Phys. Fluids B (Letters) 3, 485 (1992).

- General Area of Research: Theoretical Plasma Physics
- Particular Applications:
- Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion
- Solar-Terrestrial Plasma Physics
- Indistrial Plasmas

- Innovative Confinement Concepts in Fusion
- Current approaches lead to fusion reactors that are complex and expensive.
- Innovative approaches and optimization of current devices are called for.
- Two innovative approaches that I am pursuing are:
- Using centrigufal confinement to augment magnetic confinement
- Using velocity shear to suppress plasma instability
- Both of these concepts require supersonic plasma rotation and thus can be combined in one device.

- The resulting device has four advantages and one disadvantage over tokamaks.

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