Confinement of high-energy trapped particles in Tokamaks

R. J. Goldston, R. B. White, A. H. Boozer

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-649
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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