Simulation of alpha particles in rotating plasma interacting with a stationary ripple

Abraham J. Fetterman, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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Abstract

Superthermal E × B rotation can provide magnetohydrodynamic stability and enhanced confinement to axisymmetric mirrors. However, the rotation speed has been limited by phenomena at end electrodes. A new prediction is that rotation might instead be produced using a magnetic ripple and alpha particle kinetic energy, in an extension of the alpha channeling concept. The interaction of alpha particles with the ripple results in visually interesting and practically useful orbits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5962363
Pages (from-to)2948-2949
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume39
Issue number11 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Keywords

  • Magnetic confinement
  • plasma devices
  • plasma simulation
  • plasma waves

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