2019 Volume 14 Pages 2402006
Presented paper is the next step in the research of axial transport in Gas Dynamic Trap. Experiments dedicated to the neutral gas role in the expander of mirror device were carried out. Ion current density distribution measured at the end plate does not depend on neutral gas density in the expander. Experimental indications of neutral gas extrusion from the axis of the expander to its periphery were observed. Numerical model describing such extrusion by elastic collisions of neutrals with plasma ions is in agreement with experimental data.