The banana orbits of high-energy trapped particles in tokamaks are found to diffuse rapidly in the radial direction if the toroidal ripple exceeds a low critical value. During this diffusion the energy, the magnetic moment, and the value of the magnetic field strength at the banana tips are conserved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Physical review letters|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1981|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)