Current generation in a relativistic plasma

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Abstract

The relativistic dynamics of fast current carriers are rich in intriguing phenomena not appearing in the Newtonian limit. It is shown that because of these dynamics there is a bound to the efficiency of driving current in a tokamak either by waves or other means. Analytic techniques uncover the current-drive scheme which yields the maximum attainable efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3245-3248
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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