Generalization of Connor and Hastie’s ripple-trapping coefficient, G(α)

R. J. Goldston, H. H. Towner

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In their calculation of transport due to ripple trapping, Connor and Hastie employ a factor G(α) to take into account the poloidal variation of the depth and shape of the local magnetic wells. They assume, however, that the toroidal-field ripple strength, δ, is independent of the poloidal angle. This letter generalizes G to treat any arbitrary poloidal variation of δ, and also high-beta, non-circular plasma configurations of arbitrary aspect ratio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-783
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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