The Mirror Machine
Author: Brian, Jay, Jimbo, Luke, Scott & Tim
Motivated to debut something cool at our group's annual social event, High Voltage Weekend - Summer 2019, coupled with the acquisition of some old electromagnet parts and vacuum system hardware, we built a demonstration mirror machine. This machine is for the instructional experimentation of linear plasma confinement devices.
The following photos step through the acquisition, construction, and operation of this demonstration device. It will improve over time, and several research ideas have been proposed using this or a variant of this machine.
The following photos document the journey to making this machine: