Guiding center simulations of strong ion beams with applications to the Counterstreaming Ion Torus [electronic resource].
- Livermore, Calif. : Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1978. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 215 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- In the proposed Counterstreaming Ion Torus (CIT) steady state rather than pulsed operation may be possible if all of the plasma power density is provided by neutral beam injection. After the neutral beams have penetrated the magnetic field, strong ion beam currents are produced. A major concern with the relatively strong counterstreaming ion currents is the effect of the beam self-magnetic fields on the macroscopic equilibrium of the system. Pinching and self focusing of the individual beams may occur, or the repulsive interaction of the two oppositely directed beam currents may destroy the equilibrium entirely. We investigate this macroscopic behavior of the ion beams with a guiding center plasma particle simulation model and we describe a model we have developed to simulate steady state behavior in an ideal CIT configuration.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 03/01/1978., "ucrl-52436", and Tull, C.
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