Percentage ionisation in crossed field laboratory
plasma sources. I.G. Brown, R.C. Cross, B.W. James and C.N. Watson- Munro,
Phys. Letts. 23 (1966) 451-2.

Propagation of
compressional and torsional Alfven waves under identical plasma conditions.
R.C. Cross and J.A. Lehane, Nuclear Fusion 7 (1967) 219-222.

Compressional
Alfven wave propagation below ion cyclotron frequency. R.C. Cross and J.A.
Lehane, Aust. J. Phys. 21 (1968) 129-138.

Hydromagnetic
waves in a nonuniform hydrogen plasma. R.C. Cross and J.A. Lehane, Phys. Fluids
11 (1968) 2621-6.

Nonlinear
effects in the propagation of large amplitude Alfven waves in a laboratory
plasma. R.C. Cross and C.N. Watson-Munro, Phys. Fluids 11 (1968) 557-62.

Magnetohydrodynamic
wave modes behind normal ionising shock waves. R.C. Cross, R.A. Gross, B.W.
James and C.N. Watson- Munro, Phys. Fluids 11 (1968) 444-5.

Electric
field ahead of normal ionizing shock waves. R.C. Cross, Phys. Fluids 11 (1968)
985-6.

Experimental
measurements of the characteristics of normal ionising shock waves. R.C. Cross,
B.W. James and C.N. Watson- Munro, Nuclear Fusion 9 (1969) 329-336.

Radio
frequency heating of a plasma. R.C. Cross, Can. J. Phys. 48 (1970) 2888-93.

Generation
of an acoustic pulse by absorption of radiation. R.C. Cross and R. Ardilla,
Can. J. Phys. 48 (1970) 2640-2.

Dynamics of
capillary arcs. R.C. Cross, J. Strachan and B. Ahlborn, J. Appl. Phys. 42
(1971) 1221-4.

MHD
Switch-on shock structure. L. Bighel, A. Collins and R.C. Cross, Phys. Letts.
47A (1974) 333-4.

Ohmic
heating and ionisation measurements for an axial discharge in hydrogen. R.C.
Cross and B. Blackwell, Aust. J. Phys. 31 (1978) 61-9.

The effects
of ionisation on the jump conditions for MHD and transverse ionising shock
waves. R.C. Cross and C.D. Mathers, J. Plasma Phys. 21 (1979) 151-168.

A 633nm
vibration insensitive interferometer for the measurement of low plasma electron
densities. B. Blackwell, R.C. Cross and I.S. Falconer, J. Phys. E: Sci. Instr.
12 (1979) 39-42.

Measurements
of the impedance of a magnetoacoustic wave launching antenna. R.C. Cross and B.
Blackwell, J. Plasma Phys. 22 (1979) 499-514.

The TORTUS tokamak.
R.C. Cross, B.W. James, H. Kirbie, J.A. Lehane and S.W. Simpson, Atomic Energy
in Australia 24 (1981) 2-10.

The effects
of discharge cleaning on the production of runaway electrons in TORTUS tokamak.
R.C. Cross, J.R. Liu and L. Giannone, Nuclear Fusion 23 (1983) 791-7.

Experimental
observations of localised Alfven and ion acoustic waves in a plasma. R.C.
Cross, Plasma Physics 25 (1983) 1377-87.

Guided
propagation of Alfven waves in a toroidal plasma. G.G. Borg, M.H. Brennan, R.C.
Cross, L. Giannone and I.J. Donnelly, Plas. Phys. and Contr. Fusion 27 (1985)
1125-49.

Alfven wave
modes in a cylindrical plasma with finite edge density. R.C. Cross and A.B.
Murphy, Plas. Phys. and Contr. Fusion. 28 (1986) 597-612.

Guided
propagation of Alfven and ion-ion hybrid waves in a plasma with two ion
species, G. G. Borg and R. C. Cross, Plasma Phys. and Contr. Fusion. 29 (1987)
681-696.

Probe
measurements of MHD activity in the TORTUS tokamak, L. Giannone, R. C. Cross
and I. Hutchinson, Nuclear Fusion, 27 (1987) 2085-2100.

A comparison
of shielded and unshielded antennas for Alfven wave heating in a tokamak, M.J.
Ballico, M.H. Brennan, R.C. Cross, J.A. Lehane and M.L. Sawley, Plasma Phys.
and Contr. Fusion, 30 (1988) 1331-8.

Propagation
of torsional Alfven waves in an inhomogeneous plasma, R.C.Cross, Plasma Phys.
and Contr. Fusion, 30 (1988) 1213-1226.

Torsional
Alfven modes in dipole and toroidal magnetospheres, R.C. Cross, Planet. Space
Science, 36 (1988) 1461-1468.

Fast Alfven
eigenmodes in a cylindrical, inhomogeneous plasma, M.J. Ballico and R.C. Cross,
Plas. Phys. Contr. Fusion 31 (1989) 1141 - 56.

Probe
measurements of ICRF Alfven surface waves in the TORTUS tokamak, M.J. Ballico
and R.C. Cross, Fusion Engineering and Design 12 (1990) 197 - 201.

Spectrum of
fast Alfven eigenmodes in a cylindrical, current- carrying plasma, M.J. Ballico
and R.C. Cross, Phys. Fluids B 2 (1990) 467 - 474.

Fast Alfven
eigenmodes in a rectangular cross-section torus, M.J. Ballico and R.C. Cross,
Plas. Phys. Contr. Fusion 33 (1991) 1825 -- 1839.

Measurements
of ICRF edge wave fields in a tokamak, M.J. Ballico and R.C. Cross, Plas. Phys.
Contr. Fusion 33 (1991) 1841 - 1861.

Effects of
electron mass on Alfven waves in a cylindrical plasma, R.C. Cross and D.G.
Miljak, Plas. Phys. Contr. Fusion 35 (1993) 235 -- 252.

Biasing
experiment on TORTUS, X.B. Li, R.C. Cross and D.G. Miljak, Plas. Phys. Contr.
Fusion 36 (1994) 73-79.

Measurement
of Plasma Diamagnetism by a coil located inside a conducting wall, X.B. Li and
R.C. Cross, Rev. Sc. Instr. 65(8) 2623-2628, 1994.

The discrete
Alfven spectrum observed in the TORTUS tokamak, D.G. Miljak and R.C. Cross,
Plas. Phys. Contr. Fusion, 38 (1996) 207 - 228.

Modification
of the density profile in a toroidal plasma source using a bias electric field,
B.C. Zhang and R.C. Cross, Applied Physics Letters, 70, 3090--3092 (1997)

A high power
radio frequency transformer for plasma production in a toroidal plasma source,
B.C. Zhang and R.C. Cross, Review of Scientific Instruments, 69, 2155--2159
(1998)

Application
of a toroidal plasma source to TiN thin film deposition, B.C. Zhang and R.C.
Cross, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 16, (1998)

TORTUS Photo (larger)

The TORTUS tokamak (on the left)
and the PLADEPUS toroidal plasma source in 1994. To the untrained eye, these
looked like rat’s nests. To the funding agencies they probably looked like a
drain on their resources. They were actually very nice, inexpensive devices
that allowed us to study wave propagation and plasma deposition and to train
about 12 PhD students in the art and science of plasma physics, during 1980 –
1998. The temperature in TORTUS reached 3,000,000 degrees, the plasma was
immersed in a magnetic field of about 1 Tesla, and the plasma was heated with a
current of 30,000 Amp lasting 30 ms. In the PLADEPUS device, the plasma was
maintained continuously with an AC current of about 100 Amp.