The PoIytron is a toroidal plasma configuration, using 36 magnetic cusps joined point-topoint. This paper presents observations of the acceleration and containment of the plasma. Measurement of the force on the plasma shows that the initial acceleration is given by a particle equation mi (dqldt) = ZeE+ and occurs in thin sheaths in the ring cusp planes. The concept of a non-magnetic effective inductance is experimentally verified. However rapid, although not complete loss of plasma occurs after 1 psec for arg…
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