Alpha channeling in rotating plasma with stationary waves

Abraham J. Fetterman, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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An extension of the alpha channeling effect to supersonically rotating mirrors shows that the rotation itself can be driven using alpha particle energy. Alpha channeling uses radiofrequency waves to remove alpha particles collisionlessly at low energy. It is shown that stationary magnetic fields with high nθ can be used for this purpose, and simulations indicate that a large fraction of the alpha energy can be converted to rotation energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042112
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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