Theoretical studies in tandem mirror physics [electronic resource].
- Livermore, Calif : Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1984.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 14 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Recent developments in six areas of tandem-mirror theory are explored. Specifically, FLR terms (including electric-field drift) have been added to our 3-D paraxial MHD equilibrium code. Our low-frequency MHD stability analysis with FLR, which previously included only m/sub theta/ = 1 rigid perturbations, has been extended to incorporate moderate m/sub theta/, rotational drive, finite-beta effects on wall stabilization, and the well-digging effect of energetic electrons by using three computational techniques. In addition, we have examined the microstability of relativistic electrons with a loss-cone distribution, emphasizing the whistler and cyclotron-maser instabilities. We have also studied techniques for controlling radial transport, including the floating of segmented end plates and the tuning of transition-region coils, and have quantified the residual transport in a tandem mirror with axisymmetric throttle coils. Earlier work on the effect of ECRH on potentials in thermal-barrier cells has been extended. The transition between the weak- and strong-heating regimes has been examined using Fokker-Planck and Monte Carlo codes; an analytic model for the potentials relative to the end wall has been developed. Finally, our investigation of drift-frequency pumping of thermal-barrier ions has demonstrated that pumping is optimized when the magnetic fluctuation is perpendicular to both the unperturbed field and the thin fan, and that an adequate pumping rate is obtainable in future machines.
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- E 1.99:ucrl-90412
E 1.99: conf-840910-3
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10. international conference on plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion research, London, UK, 12 Sep 1984.
Auerbach, S.P.; Cohen, B.I.; Baldwin, D.E.; Cohen, R.H.; Gilmore, J.M.; Chen, Y.J.; Kaiser, T.B.; Hammer, J.H.; Byers, J.A.; Freis, R.P.
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