Implications of TAE modes for the design of ITER [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1991. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- A simple mixing-length estimate of diffusion of alphas particles by toroidicity-induced shear Alfven eigenmodes (TAE) is used, in zero and one-dimensional models, to evaluate the importance of diffusion of meeting ignition requirements for ITER and other next-generation burning plasma experiments. It is found that, depending on a number of assumptions, diffusion could reduce that effectiveness of alpha heating in the core as much as an order of magnitude. However, the effect would be less if only alphas resonant with the Alfven waves diffuse. Also, in the Appendix it is argued that the mixing length diffusion formula, though qualitatively reasonable, may be an over estimate. 12 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 05/20/1991., "ucrl-id-107222", "DE91013128", and Fowler, T.K.; Finkenthal, D.
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