This dissertation was awarded the 2005 APS Marshal Rosenbluth Award for dissertations in Plasma
Physics. It also was awarded the 2005 Harold Peterson Award from the Electrical Engineering
Department at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison.
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Research Chapter 2 Electrode and Probe Diagnostics Chapter 3 Kitchen Physics: Neutral Density and Ion Temperature
Measurements Chapter 4 Characteristics of Biased Electrode Discharges in HSX Chapter 5 The Hamada Spectrum and Hamada Basis Vectors in HSX Chapter 6 Neoclassical Modeling of Bias Induced Plasma Flows Chapter 7 Comparison Between Neoclassical Modeling and Experimental
Results Chapter 8 Conclusions and Future Work
Appendix 1 Parts List, Drawings, and Technical Specifications for
Diagnostic Systems in this Dissertation Appendix 2 Configuration Flexibility in HSX Appendix 3 Momentum Damping from Ion-Neutral Collisions Appendix 4 Doppler Spectroscopy Measurements of Plasma Flow in HSX Appendix 5 Viscous Damping in Various Configurations of HSX Appendix 6 Plasma Flows, Radial Electric Fields, and Radial Currents
in a 3D Electron-Ion Plasma.