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Control of the motion of the ions in rotating magnetic field current drive: 2. Transient analysis

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Visentin, D and Hugrass, W, Control of the motion of the ions in rotating magnetic field current drive: 2. Transient analysis, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 45, (3) pp. 209-219. ISSN 0741-3335 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1088/0741-3335/45/3/303

Abstract

The time-dependent equations describing current drive in an infinitely long plasma cylinder by means of two counter-rotating magnetic fields are solved numerically neglecting the second and higher harmonics. The accessibility of steady state solutions where both rotating magnetic fields (RMFs) penetrate into the plasma much farther than the classical skin depth, the electrons being entrained by the (-) RMF and the ions by the (+) RMF, is demonstrated. The slip of the ions with respect to the (+) RMF is required to be initially negative, with a suitable radial profile. It is also shown that the use of two counter-rotating RMFs is possible only when the frequency of the (+) RMF is larger than the electron-ion momentum-transfer collision frequency (ω+ > νei).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
Research Field:Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy Transformation
Objective Field:Nuclear Energy
Author:Visentin, D (Dr Denis Visentin)
Author:Hugrass, W (Dr Waheed Hugrass)
ID Code:27374
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Computing
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-03-30
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